View Full Version : high ddimer for almost year and no clots

05-05-2016, 04:01 PM
I had chest pain last June and was given ddimer, which read a little high. Ct showed no PE. My doc repeated the test few months later and was still high, although heart and lungs seem fine. Given leg ultrasound and no problem, then few months later test repeated again. ANother ct and no clots. Ddimer would go from .78 to .73 to .63 but recently 10 months later up to .83. Went to blood doctor who is going to do a lung scan. Recently had another leg ultrasound. Now looking at other possiblitiles. Doing a ct of the lower abdomen also and some blood tests. He says there is always a reason that this test is high but it is nonspecific so difficult to tell what it is from. I am not feeling ill, except for some mild asthma and some minor chest issues. Has anyone had a nonspecific raise in ddimer for unknown reason for length of time?

07-25-2016, 05:27 PM
I don't think that d dimer test is that accurate! My test was negative for clots and ct scan with contrast of my chest showed a small blood clot upper right lung.