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Elevated D Dimer Test
D-diner is a breakdown product from blood clots. It can be found elevated in certain conditions like pulmonary embolus (blood clot which travels to the lung) deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in deep vein of legs usually) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (diffuse clot formation from severe infection which ...Read more
D-dimer: D-dimer is a blood test used to help detect clots in your body or those that have embolized to your lungs. Physicians use d-dimer if they think that you have a low probability of having a clot but want to rule it out. Your test was high so the physician did the appropriate testing to determine if there was a clot. This means that your lab was falsely positive and can be elevated for other reasons ...Read more
3 separate things: ANA is a screening test. A positive result only indicates more testing might be needed to look for autoimmune diseases. Crp means something somewhere in the body is inflamed for some reason (and yes it really is that vague). Low vitamin d means you needs more vitamin d in the diet or in the form of vitamin pills. ...Read more
Very common: It is very common to see low vitamin d levels in people these days. We make vitamin d by exposure to the sun and many people do not get enough sun exposure or should not because of skin cancer risk. People with low vitamin d can be at risk for chronic pain and may even be at risk for certain cancers. Talk to your doctor about taking a d supplement. ...Read more
Not really: D dimer is a marker of clotting. Blood clots in the legs and lungs are associated with elevation. It will also go up with injuries and surgery. Blood pressure may go up as a complication of a blood clot in the lungs or because of the injury or surgery, but elevated BP should not cause increase in d dimer, or vice versa. ...Read more
Clots: Blood clots could be in a location that is difficult to detect such as deep in the pelvis ...Read more
Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?
Total ck, sed rate, ana, ip ace, serum protein panel normal but gamma globulin (.6) cortisol am (30.8)
Hx of low vit d and K.
What could this mean?
Not much-: An important thing to remember is that lab results are not useful unless there is a clinical context. Advice is based on focusing on the patient, not the numbers. Though you mention a history of low vit D and K, did symptoms exist when the labs were drawn? Why were they drawn in the first place? Otherwise, it is best to ask your ordering doctor what the results mean. ...Read more
1 pos d dimer at 3600, chest pain,spitting blood,pleuritic pain but neg VQ scan,2 neg ultrasounds and 3 more neg d dimers. Blood clot?
Urine amylase slight elevated (0-17) 25, regular serum amylase. Normal mrcp, CT scan, ultrasound. Any reason why urine elevated and not serum?
D dimer 1600. Incr sed/crp. Elevated myoglobin (119) norm tropinin. Ck norm 72 hr after chest pain.Echo done.. Does the echo r/o heart attack?
Suggest: Echocardiogram can suggest myocardial damage if the heart attack is severe. Ecg, cardiac enzymes(such as tropinins) and symptoms are the points that rules in or out a heart attack. Elevated d-dimer suggests blood clots though very non specific including pulmonary embolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positive d dimer 400 first time, cat scan was inconclusive. Second d dimer was 800, 2nd cat scan inconclusive as well. And wbc 14,000. ?
Confusing: Many conditions can cause a false positive D-Dimer. Even having a blood test draw a couple days before. The better value of a D-Dimer is when it is negative. You can nearly always (but not 100%) know there is not a clot. You need the input of a knowledgable Dr. Do you have other risks of clots? Any other symptoms? Sometimes the best treatment is watchful waiting to see if something changes. ...Read more
Showing elevated d dimer.1-.57, 2, one month later 0.98. No pe present after ct. Wide RDW and elevated neutrophils, w/ norm wbc. Any clue?
Is a D-DIMER FEU blood test better test than D-DIMER DDU blood test for exclusion of DVT and/or pulmonary embolism? If no why?
Ddimer: If d-dimer is negative, it certainly rules out dvt. If d-dimer is positive, it does not alone confirm a clot. If positive d-dimer, you will need additional test including ultrasound ...Read more
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