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I was in the hospital today for my asthma that was thought to be exacerbated by bronchitis, but no its pneumonia any way I'm 3 years post op has anyone ever had elevated D-Dimer? Had a CT scan it was not a pulmonary embolism

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I have not had one.. but I am a RN and have had plenty of patients with elevated D-dimers.. but I have had people get put on a blood thinner drip or some just get sent home... all by the MD orders will follow ups of course.

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The raised D-dimer may well be a response to the infection, they can be elevated by inflammatory processes as well as the thrombotic states they are often used in the diagnosis of. Glad they have ruled out a PE as the cause of the elevation, hope your health improves soon.

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Only when I had dvt/pe, it's how I was dx'd, because it did not show on x-ray.

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My primary Doc was not concerned about the elevation he said the rest of the blood work was good

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If I may as what was your outcome, I recently had an elevated D-Dimer but CT, X-Ray and Ultrasound all came back negative. I've even been to a Hematologist and she is baffled

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No out come,my Dr said there was no need to do any further testing,

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A D-diemer is an easy screening test for a Pulmonary Embolism (PE). If it is normal it is 100% accurate you do not have a PE and no further testing is necessary. If the D-diemer is high it means you could have a PE. Its specificity is low meaning if high it still doesn't mean you have a PE just that you may have one. The only way to know is a CT scan with contrast or a VQ scan.

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I had the CT in the hospital , when the blood test came back, didn't see PE but pneumonia

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Hello,

I have an elevated D dimer every since I had my sleeve 3/29/16. Ct showed nothing and Dr. seems to not be concerned, but it does worry me. Because I had the same D dimer test ran 1/29/16 and it was normal. I always have tingling and leg cramps I'm just not sure how to handle this anymore. My annoying primary care Dr. put me on anxiety meds. I'm in the process of finding a new Dr.

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On 1/3/2016 at 5:21 AM, jstachic said:

I was in the hospital today for my asthma that was thought to be exacerbated by bronchitis, but no its pneumonia any way I'm 3 years post op has anyone ever had elevated D-Dimer? Had a CT scan it was not a pulmonary embolism

hey, having the same issue here. did you ever understand why the D-Dimer was high? how are you now? thanks

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On 8/15/2016 at 5:01 PM, sleever314 said:

Hello,

I have an elevated D dimer every since I had my sleeve 3/29/16. Ct showed nothing and Dr. seems to not be concerned, but it does worry me. Because I had the same D dimer test ran 1/29/16 and it was normal. I always have tingling and leg cramps I'm just not sure how to handle this anymore. My annoying primary care Dr. put me on anxiety meds. I'm in the process of finding a new Dr.

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it's been a while since your post, but i'm having the very same issue. Did you ever find out why your d-dimer was high? are you okay now? thanks

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On 1/29/2016 at 1:31 PM, princesx6901 said:

If I may as what was your outcome, I recently had an elevated D-Dimer but CT, X-Ray and Ultrasound all came back negative. I've even been to a Hematologist and she is baffled

hi there, did your hematologist ever find the answer? having the same issue here. thanks

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To this day I do not know why it was high or that I have ever had it tested again , I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpfull

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An elevated D-Dimer can mean clotting somewhere in your body. If you have signs and symptoms of a blood clot somewhere then other testing is done to rule out a clot either DVT in an extremity or a PE in your lungs. D-dimers do not diagnose clots, they just indicate there COULD be clots. If everything came out fine then I wouldn't worry too much about it, just follow up as your doctor recommends. I recently had a patient with a D-Dimer of almost 10, the highest our ER doc has ever seen and this patient had no clots and their clotting times were all well within normal ranges.

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