Hello, I am a 26 year old female with three healthy daughters. I went to the ER on Monday night with chest pain and tightness that had been going on for about three weeks. The pain goes into my right shoulder and arm too. The only test that came back bad was a D Dimer; which was 2.03. The test said anything above 1.1 was high, so they did a CT of my lungs to look for a clot. No Clot was apparent. Now, they are ordering an ultrasound of my heart and every blood test known to man. I am VERY VERY fatigued, sore, kidneys hurt, chest tight, and right harm hurts.
Does an elevated D Dimer always mean something is wrong?
I dont have an infection, not pregnant, no known clots or pain in legs, etc...what else could cause the elevated levels?
I am very worried about cancer and heart disease, as they both run in my family. But, I am only 26.... Please help if you have any advise!
I would love to hear any answers to your question. I am a 40 year old woman who has dealt with this problem for about 2 months. My d-dimer has not dropped below 7.40 the last 2 months. It has been as high as 15.03.. I am at my wits end...
I have exactly the same symptoms as yourself. I am waiting on the results of CT scan but they dont think I have a clot anymore. I'm really worried as they don't seem to know what is wrong with me! Look forward to hearing from you. Gareth
I am a 30 year old female with the same symptoms. Just left ER they said my d dimer was elevated. Took all other tests and nothing was wrong. I have had other blood tests run and they said my blood was thick too much iron. I did read something saying it might be DIC so when I go back to the dr. I will ask about that. If you find out anymore please post I will. Thanks!
Hello my name is Casey and I am 27year old female. I have a DDimer level over 4.1 and rising. I have had a CTA, chest X-ray, venous duplex testing, ECG and other testing. I go for a VQ scan Friday. I am having continued shortness of breath, chest pain, weight loss , and no answers, no blood clot to be found. Waiting to see a cardiologist and hematologist at our new local cancer center. Any ideas what could cause this?? I'm very concerned and been off work struggling with this over a month. Recommended I go out of state to OSU or PA to speciality hospital for further care :( very worried!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.