Should I be worried ..?
I had nuclear medicine yesterday and it showed no blood clot in the lung.
What else should I be worried about?
I am having severe breathing problems and horrific pain....tolerable with percaset.
I'm sorry you are going through all this. I read your other post below, and while I have no particular advice or suggestions, I will tell you that we don't even use d-dimers anymore, b/c they can be misleading in pregnancy. I'm sorry I'm so old and forgetful that I can't remember if you are preg or TTC or what.
Keep going to the doctor until you get this figured out.
I did not mean to worry you. You will have to ask your MD or someone who know some of the other causes for elevated d dimer. I just have some experience with a family member who had a blood clot and that was the first test that was pointing in that direction. It alone did not confirm anything. I hope you feel better soon.
Oh hon - I am so sorry to hear that you are in still in agony. I know nothing about d-dimer, but here is a site that I use a lot (family members with lots of tests!) and I think it's fantastic - it has a good page on d-dimer:
I am not 100% sure, but your recent surgery causes clots-of course, or you would be bleeding from your wounds. When these clots disappear, they break down and I believe that is what causes a positive d-dimer. I wouldn't count on this 1 test alone. How are you feeling today? I hope you are doing better and stay with them until they figure out what is going on with you. Best wishes.
Hi...I am comfortable as long as medicated...
I wake up in pain during the night..so I know all is pretty much the same.
I do however want to taper off the meds and get on with my life...but I'm obviously scared for the pain
I feel like a super hero on the meds...and think all is better...with minor pain and discomfort...
But once they wear off...it is more than horrific...the pain is so severe....
I still walk funny and still can't do much by myself...
I can't wait for this to end.
I am talking with the dr daily...but at this point...much happy to be at home and comfortable.
I had superficial clots in my left arm. When they did testing it was discovered that I have Factor V Leiden. A genetic abnormality, which was discovered in 1993. To shorten the story, one test reveiled that my d- dimer is over 1600. Having Factor V Leiden can cause an elevated d- dimer test result.
hi d dimer is clot analysis , its is rises the more you have . witch i think would be ok given your resent surgery . but pain and sob indicates a pe which your vq scan said low probability so i think they should start you on asprin or similar to reduse small clots you may have floating around .good luck x x
I have been hospitalized twice with respitory problems, fever, asthma, complications. Both times my d dimer was elevated. A ct scan was done on the lungs to check for clots, no clots. What is causing this d dimer to be elevated? Should I be worried about it?
hi i went to the ER last night for chest pain when i breath in,they did a d-dimer and said its high.they sent me for a ct saying it could be a blood clot or cancer.is that it can there be other things that can up the d-dimer test??????scard and confused....
A D-Dimer is used to rule out clots, not to rule them in. Meaning if you have a negative D-Dimer, you can bet that you do NOT have a clot. If you have an elevated D-Dimer, you need further work-up to determine if you have a clot. D-Dimer can be elevated in other clinical situations, such as infection, inflammation, pregnancy, etc.
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