IS D-Dimer always elevated for Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

Almost always. Hardly anything is 100%. D-dimer is elevated in DIC and other disorders e.g., deep vein thrombosis, and inflammation,
Non specific - yes. D- dimer is degraded fibrin product, typically elevated in any condition that leads blood clot formation. In DIC, there is inappropriate cascade of coagulation in response to serious inflammation that leads to consumption of platelets to form clots in body organs. So d dimer elevation is used as one of the marker to help in making diagnosis of DIC. It is not specific for DIC. .

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation. How long does it take to treat it?

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Solu cortef (hydrocortisone) It doesn't treat it in any way. It may be used with other medications used to treat this condition, but in and of itself it doesn't. Read more...

I am looking for careful treatment of "disseminated intravascular coagulation".?

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Can blood in urine, could it be from disseminated intravascular coagulation?

See below. Dic is not a common cause of blood in the urine. There are many more common problems that lead to this symptom than dic. Read more...

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