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Theoretically possible but would be reportable if it happened. Meaning, almost no chance whatsoever.
Almost all known cases are from PICC lines or deep central lines when considering the upper extremity.
here is a study
but a butterfly hits a very superficial vein and the superficial veins, while they can certianly form clot, would have to have clot extension to a deep vein to even give one the possibility of this happening.
so I can't say definitely impossible, but I would bet a lot of money against it
I can't find any case reports of this and have never seen it.
why are you concerned about pulmonary embolus?
almost zero from blood draws
your symptoms are probably 100% related to your anxiety
would you like a Mayo Clinic reference to look at?
and can you tell me what kind of clotting disorder you have?
are you there?
HERE IS THE MAYO CLINIC REFERENCE
I guess that what I would say is given your degree of anxiety about this it might be worth pursuing, but absent symptoms of PE it would be a waste of time and money.
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There may be one or two cases in the history of the world. Again, this would require a superficial clot which grew and extended into deep veins of the arm and then embolized. I can not find a case report of this ever happening. But since you are so worried I advise you to get checked. A d-dimer test, if negative, would give you some reassurance. But as worried as you are about this I wonder if this WOULD be reassuring to you. Without the symptoms of PE or any physical findings this is not something worth worrying about.
that is a normal result. you should not worry or be concerned.
Yes, and for that reason a normal value is anything, anything under 0.50. The d dimer, as you know, is an indicator of increased clotting IF abnormal. It does not diagnose PE, but it is helpful in a case such as yours when it is negative, which yours is.