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Doctor insights on: Twice The Level D Dimer Pregnancy

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If you are on combined oral pill, will that make a 'd dimer' test positive like pregnancy does when you have a d dimer test done?

Usually not: Even though average D-dimer levels are higher in women on contraceptive pill, the results are still within normal levels. You may consult this site for more info: http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=711883 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How long after pregnancy and C-section would a d dimer blood test show normal again?

4 weeks: From a recent study i read, it looks as if the majority of women are going to have a normalized d-dimer at 4 weeks postpartum regardless of ceserean or vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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7.5 weeks post partum and c section. Would a d dimer test come out normally or would itstill be elevated from pregnancy and surgery?

Several causes: It is possible that the D-Dimer is be normal, and it is possible that it is still elevated due to ongoing tissue healing since surgery. The D-Dimer is typically done to evaluate for a possible blood clot. However, it is commonly falsely high due to other reasons such as an underlying infection, inflammation such as arthritis, kidney problems, and heart problems. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of high d dimer levels?

Lots of things: The d-dimer test will be elevated in many conditions where the blood is making and dissolving blood clots. We use it to detect abnormal clots in the leg or lungs but unfortunately the test is often abnormal after surgery or trauma, in pregnancy and many other illnesses. This makes it a difficult test to interpret and use. In the right patient, a normal test can be very useful. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

Suspect PE: A high level may indicate you have had a pe tho not necesarily acute. Sising levels mean you have one now. ...Read more

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I have raised d-dimer levels. Could I have a pulmery embolism?

Depends: D-dimer is a test that tells you that there is a new clot in your body but does not tell you where . Pulmonary embolism needs a ct angiogram of the pulmonary artery to diagnose it. A negative d dimer has an excellent sensitivity to rule out pulmonary embolus . A positive test is not very helpful. ...Read more

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Worried oxygen levels were 93-97% d dimer was negative but they had no rxplanatation for low oxygen level?

Normal level: 93-97% is not really low, plus might be related to the vascular spasm or jus very cold hands with poor pulse-oximeter reading. Would worry too much, unless there are symptoms (clinical) ...Read more

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My d dimer level was 278 ng/ml. Is that considered extremely high or within normal ranges. Thanks so much. Had other normal tests done?

My d dimer level was 278 ng/ml.  Is that considered extremely high or within normal ranges.  Thanks so much.  Had other normal tests done?

Close to normal: D-dimer goes up with so many things that it is more important in ruling out blood clots if it is low. Your level is just above the normal of 250 and by itself not a cause for concern. See this site for more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/9290. ...Read more

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Does IV Antibiotics such as ceftriaxone affect d dimer tests/levels?

Does IV Antibiotics such as ceftriaxone affect d dimer tests/levels?

No: as far as I am aware these tests for clotting issues are not affected by simultaneous administration of IV antibiotics! HOWEVER I would refer you to the physician who ordered the testing! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

D Dimer (Definition)

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