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What are the symptoms of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

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With disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), blood clots form in small blood vessels throughout your body while also causing bleeding. It can be life-threatening.

From: What Is the D-Dimer Test? WebMD Medical Reference

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Lab Tests Online: “D-dimer,” “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation,” “Tips on Blood Testing.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “D-Dimer.”

National Stroke Association: “What Is Stroke?” “Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Lab Tests Online: “D-dimer,” “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation,” “Tips on Blood Testing.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “D-Dimer.”

National Stroke Association: “What Is Stroke?” “Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

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