Multiple Lung Nodules elevated D-Dimer: How do I stay calm?
A bit worried and now the wait happens to get further testing.
Went to the ER with chest pain. Which six days later remains. They did all the tests for a heart issue first EKG, then x-ray , then a d-dimer. The d-dimer was elevated above the normal range. Dr issued a CT scan to check for blood clots. Found a 6mm ground glass nodule in bottom left long and two more smaller nodules in the right lung. First Dr completely missed the nodules on the CT scan and said everything was fine no blood clot in the hear. And my d-dimer may be elevated from a bruise. (There is no bruises anywhere on my body) I then asked about the multiple nodules. He said he's sorry he missed it he was just skimming to look for a blood clot. Then informed me that it's no big deal they are tiny and lots of people have them. Gave me ibuprofen for possible inflammation for the chest pain. And a referral to a pulmonologist. So now I wait with complete fear, because of course we all do a bit of google. And that has led me here. Still having on and off chest pain three days since going to er. And now the looming thoughts of worry until I can get into a Dr apt for further testing. Any and all advice would be helpful. Besides I am doing breathing relaxing (as much as one can) and knowing there is nothing decided yet .