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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Ok heres my story-

three days ago I went to the ER with chest pains, and leg pains. They did an xray and a D Dimer test and both were fine. Well the next day my right thigh started hurting. In my inner thigh near my private :) and down my inner thigh, also it kind of moves around to the front of my thigh. Should I be worried about a blood clot if I had a negative D Dimer test?? I guess im being a little paranoid and would really love some reassurance

thank you!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
let me read it please.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
May I ask you few questions to know about you? Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight
User :   21 f
User :   5'7 190 pounds had a baby 6 months ago so i am a bit overweight
Doctor :   ok
User :   i just freaked out about blood clots i guess
User :   but my question was should I be worried if i had a negative d dimer test three days ago??
Doctor :  
Do you have similar complaints in the past?
Doctor :   these are relevant questions
User :   yeah
Doctor :   will help to assess where the problem lies.
User :   ive had leg pains ever since i was pregnant
Doctor :   That is common in pregnancy.
User :   but it hasnt resolved
User :   i was diagnosed with margelia parthensis i dont know how its spelle
User :   but can u answer my first question im just a little anxious i guess
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
see d dimer test is done to detect disorders of blood
User :   so if i had one it would have detected it
Doctor :  
A negative result practically rules out thrombosis.
Doctor :   a positive result can indicate thrombosis but does not rule out other potential causes
Doctor :   its main use is to detest thromboembolic disorders where the probability is low.
User :   so then im ok from that?
Doctor :   if the test results are negative then it is ok.
User :   ok great
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
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