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Can having an elevated d dimer be dangerous?

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In brief: Perhaps

The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down.
The value can be used to test for clotting or thrombosis problems. However, a single value or a value in isolation should not be used. Elevations may suggest a clotting problem.

In brief: Perhaps

The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down.
The value can be used to test for clotting or thrombosis problems. However, a single value or a value in isolation should not be used. Elevations may suggest a clotting problem.
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