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2 nights ago I went to emergency for chest pain and shortness of breathe, they did ekgs, chest X-ray and blood test. Since my mother has gotten blood clots before my doctor ordered the blood test D-Dimer which sees if there is clotting in your body. She wasn't worried because I'm 18 but just to make sure she wanted the test. About 30 minutes later she comes in and says everything looked fine EXCEPT the d-dimer test and there is a possibility I could have a blood clot. I have an anxiety disorder so when she said that I nearly passed out and turned pale white and my heart rate went up to 150 they had to put an IV Of Ativan in me. I then had to get another ekg and rush to get a CT Scan. After waiting over 2 hours with intense anxiety, they told me my ct was clear and I could go home but I just couldn't shake the fact that my d-dimer was so high with no explanation. The hightest my doctor said it should reach is 500 mine was 1500! I have so much anxiety thinking they must have missed something and I'm contemplating going back to the emergency to demand them to redo the d-dimer test because I can't live with this fear of "what if" I know I'm young but I have family history and knowing that it was highly elevated but giving no reason as to why is really messing with me. Is this just my anxiety or should I go to the doctors again?
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