Ultrasound. 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that it might be a dvt, then you need a 2. D-dimer. A blood test is done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.
Ultrasound the best. 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound.
Sonogram. An ultrasound is the test of choice.
I had a test ran on my leg and calf 2 mos ago no blood clot, but my calf and leg hurts day and night. Should I get another test run for a blood clot?
Re evaluation. Persistent Symptoms require further evaluation.
Useful. A negative result of D-Dimer has a 97%+ predictive value in ruling out deep vein thrombosis. 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.
Can cancer go away on its own... Like completely disapear within a week? My husbands family is very over dramatic. Mg brother in law had an enlarged leg which theythought it was a blood clot and said they took 4 tests including blood and biopsy indicatin
I. I know of no case in which an established cancer, in the absence of any treatment, disappears on its own. What type of cancer did he have that the biopsy showed, and how and where specifically did they biopsy him?
Hmmm... no. Cancer itself doesn't go away in one week. But cancer can cause blood clots, and those can improve quickly. It's possible your relative had a blood clot related to an underlying cancer, and the blood clot resolved. It's hard to tell based on your question. But if there was cancer present, it didn't go away on its own in one week.
Several options. There are several options for the detection of a blood clot. A blood test for d-dimer may determine whether there is a clot. If this level is elevated, the physician may move to ultrasound (doppler). The doppler ultrasound is still the gold standard to detect clots, especially in the vessels of the legs. If there is a suspected pulmonary embolism, you will be sent for a ct scan of the chest.
Ultrasound. They might order an ultrasound.
Ultrasound. Finding out what has happened is the first step. By knowing what risk factors for a blood clot you have helps in interpreting whether you need a blood test or not. If your risk factors indicate that you need a blood test, then a d-dimer is done. Unfortunately, lots of things can make you d-dminer high but if your results indicate a strong possibility for a blood clot, an unltrasound is done.
I have had a blood clot in my leg. Can I still have blood test to screen for genetic family clotting tendencies?
Clot. Yes if you are young with no medical problems, esp if there is no obvious reason for the clot.
I have had 2 normal d dimer tests in the past 2 weeks. Is it safe to assume I don't have a blood clot, even if my leg is sore?
Likely. A normal d dimer makes clots in legs highly unlikely though not completely impossible. Your individual risk factors for getting a blood clot are still important.
Look at risk. You have to ask the reason why the d dimer is being done. In all likelihood, there is no blood clot as the work up is negative. Like a previous question, the risk and presentation has to be evaluated first and then a study is done to work it up. I don't know why the test was done, but in all likelihood the importance of a negative test is more to point negative but positive test is more a problem.