Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)


Last Updated December 20th, 2021

What is DIC?

Disseminated intravascular coagulation is a medical condition where the normal process of blood clotting is altered due to an overreaction of the coagulation process (the process where blood clots are formed).  During the initial stages of DIC, a large number of blood clots are formed in the arteries.  In the later stages of this condition, there is severe blood loss which can be life-threatening.

To understand DIC, it is important to first understand what the process of coagulation is.  When there is a cut or injury to any part of the body, it leads to bleeding.  During the normal process of coagulation, the bleeding is stopped by forming coagulation at the bleeding site.  This is achieved with the help of three components namely fibrin (insoluble protein), thrombin (enzyme), and platelets (cell fragments).

Once the affected site heals, these blood clots are broken by our body.  During DIC, since large numbers of blood clots are formed in the arteries, the majority of the fibrin, thrombin, and platelets are already utilized by these blood clots.  Due to this, there are low levels of coagulation components leading to blood loss from various parts of the body.

What causes disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Disseminated intravascular coagulation can be caused due to various factors.  The underlying factors that cause DIC include leukemia, cancerous tumors, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), severe bacterial infection, tissue injury, aneurysms, allergic reactions, hemangioma (non-cancerous tumor), sepsis, hemorrhage, pregnancy complications, snake bites, frostbite, and burns.

How many types of disseminated intravascular coagulation are present?

DIC is mainly divided into two types, namely acute DIC and chronic DIC.

Acute disseminated intravascular coagulation

Acute DIC involves the clotting process in the blood vessels, which is also the initial stage.  At the later stage, severe blood loss is experienced which can be life-threatening.

Chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation

Chronic DIC also involves the blood clotting process in the blood vessels, which is the initial stage.  This clotting process does not lead to blood loss in the later stages.  Chronic DIC is mainly associated with cancer such as leukemia.

Symptoms associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation

The signs and symptoms of DIC mainly depend on which type of DIC is affecting the body.  In the case of acute DIC, the onset is fast since the clotting process takes only hours or days to form, which produces the symptoms of bleeding and usually is life-threatening.  On the other hand, chronic DIC occurs over a prolonged period of time.  The clotting process happens at a slow pace which may be weeks or even months.  In the majority of cases, chronic DIC does not involve any symptoms.

Blood clotting symptoms

  • Include pain in the chest and difficulty breathing when the clots are formed near the vessels surrounding the heart and lungs.
  • If the blood clots are formed in the leg, it can lead to swelling of the leg, warmth to touch, as well as pain and redness in the affected area.
  • When the blood clots affect the head, the symptoms are highly serious and include headache, loss of vision, slurring of speech, lightheadedness, as well as paralysis to one side or even both sides of the body.
  • Multi-organ failure can occur if the blood clots are formed near the organs.

Bleeding symptoms

Signs and symptoms of bleeding may occur both internally and externally.  Both these types of bleeding are considered to be highly dangerous and include:

  • If the kidneys or bladder is involved, bleeding from the urine is noted.
  • Stomach or colon related problems can lead to rectal bleeding where dark red blood is witnessed when stools are passed. Dark or tarry stools are also an indication for internal bleeding.
  • Bleeding in the head can cause vision loss or blurred vision, headaches, and even seizures.
  • Excessive bleeding can be experienced at the site of cuts and wounds.
  • The mucosa is another area where external bleeding can be seen.
  • Purpura (red and brown bruises) and petechiae (red and purple circular discoloration) can be experienced on the skin.
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding.

Risk factors associated with DIC

As discussed earlier, DIC is caused due to an underlying health condition.  People suffering from the following health conditions have a higher risk of having DIC and these include:

  • Infection of the blood such as bacterial septicemia.
  • Recent surgery or injury.
  • Underlying cancer disease such as leukemia.
  • Aortic aneurysm.
  • Fetal demise.
  • Incomplete miscarriage due to ectopic pregnancy.
  • Blood transfusion.
  • Use of anesthesia during surgery.
  • Liver disease.

How is it diagnosed?

The diagnosis of DIC would involve the following procedure:

Physical exam

A thorough physical examination will be conducted on the patient to find for any signs and symptoms of bleeding and blood clots.  A complete medical history is assessed to find the underlying cause.  As discussed earlier, mucosal bleeding can be experienced with this condition and hence the doctor will look for signs of bleeding in the mucosal area.

Lab tests

A laboratory test is ordered by the doctor to check for any abnormalities in the cells as well as the clotting process.  Some of the laboratory tests are discussed below.

  • CBC or complete blood count is a laboratory test that measures the various components of the blood. These include RBCs, WBCs, and platelets.  Abnormalities in the platelet count can indicate a medical condition related to clotting.  Similarly, a blood smear test is conducted to check the health of red blood cells.
  • Prothrombin Time and Partial Thromboplastin Time tests are conducted to check for problems related to the coagulation process.
  • Fibrinogen test is conducted to check for the level of fibrinogen protein present in the blood. A person suffering from excessive bleeding may have low levels of fibrinogen.
  • Fibrin degradation test is conducted to check for the levels of fibrin degradation products. Abnormal levels of fibrin degradation products indicate that blood clots are not broken down appropriately.

Can DIC be treated?

Treatment for DIC mainly depends on the type and severity of the condition.  Stopping excessive bleeding is the first challenge in treating this condition.  The second challenge would be eliminating the clotting problems.  The treatment process for acute and chronic DIC is discussed below.  Addressing the underlying medical condition would go hand-in-hand along with treating the present symptoms.

Treatment for acute DIC

Excessive bleeding is the main problem faced when a person is affected by acute DIC.  Treatment is generally undertaken in a hospital setting.  Medications, blood transfusions, and breathing treatments are some of the treatment modes.  Blood transfusions are considered if the patient has lost a considerable amount of blood.  A blood transfusion may involve complete replacement of blood or only a few components of blood.  In some cases, only platelets are administered to replenish low platelet count.  On the other hand, clotting factors may be included along with platelets in the transfusion process.

Treatment for chronic DIC

People affected with chronic DIC generally experience problems with blood clots.  In such a scenario, doctors prefer to treat the patient with anticoagulants.  Anticoagulants are blood thinners that help in making the blood thinner.  It should be noted that blood thinners cannot dissolve blood clots, but can prevent them from getting bigger.  It also prevents further blood clots at a different location.

It is important to monitor the patient who is prescribed with blood thinners.  Regular lab tests are ordered to check the levels in order to prevent further complications.  Since the blood thinners make the blood thin, there is a higher chance of blood loss when the patient gets injured.  It would be difficult to control the blood loss from cuts or wounds and hence adequate precaution is required.  If a person is on blood thinners and needs to undergo surgery, it is highly recommended to consult the doctor for recommendations.  The doctor would generally ask the patient to stop taking these medications for a few days before and after the surgery.  This is true even with any minor surgery such as dental extracts.

Complications from DIC

Complications related to DIC can occur from both blood clots and excessive bleeding.  Some of the major complications are discussed below.

Inadequate oxygen supply

Oxygen is supplied to all parts of the body with the help of blood.  Hemoglobin and myoglobin present in the blood help in this process.  If a person is affected with DIC, there are a large number of blood clots that are formed.  These blood clots may block the blood supply to a bone or a limb and hence there is inadequate blood supply.  This makes the affected area to become weak and lose its strength due to inadequate blood and oxygen supply.  If this condition is not addressed immediately, there is a high chance of amputation of the affected limb.

Organ failure

The human body has various internal organs and each organ has its own function.  When blood clots due to DIC block the blood supply to these organs, there is inadequate blood flow.  This leads to abnormal functioning of the organs.  For example, if the blood supply to the kidneys is affected, it can result in abnormal filtering of the urine.  In extreme cases, dialysis may be required.  Similarly, if the blood clots block the blood supply to the lungs, there is malfunctioning of the lungs.  This can cause difficulty in breathing and hence the patient may end up with a ventilator.

Stroke

Stroke is a medical condition where blood vessels connecting the brain are blocked due to various reasons.  A blood clot is the most common cause of stroke.  In this case, oxygen and blood flow is affected and hence can lead to neurological problems such as paralysis.  Paralysis may affect either one side of the body or both sides of the body.  Immediate medical attention is required in this scenario followed by regular monitoring of the patient.

Easy bruising

Easy bruising is generally associated with acute DIC where the patient is affected by both blood clots and later with excessive bleeding.  This is generally a life-threatening condition since even a small wound or cut can cause very high blood loss.  Immediate medical attention is required to stop blood loss.  Further, a blood transfusion may be required if necessary.

Bottom line

As a matter of fact, the prognosis for DIC is not that great.  It has been estimated that around 50% of the patients affected with DIC may not survive.  On the contrary, early diagnosis can definitely improve the prognosis.  Regular checkups with the doctor and consumption of anticoagulants can improve the lifestyle.  It is important to be cautious and avoid any type of injury while on blood thinners.

Facts

  • DIC accounts for 1% of hospital admissions each year.
  • Bacterial sepsis accounts for 83% of DIC cases, which is followed by trauma and cancer.

Facts

  • It should be noted that DIC can also occur as a complication from surgery.

Facts

  • DIC has a low prognosis where 50% of the patients do not survive even after treatment.

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Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • Seek immediate medical treatment in case of blood clots or excessive bleeding.
  • Follow up regularly for monitoring.
  • Avoid supplements or foods that may interfere with anticoagulation therapy.
  • Follow precautionary measures and avoid getting hurt.
Don'ts
  • Delay medical treatment for blood clots and excessive bleeding.
  • Avoid regular checkups.
  • Consume foods and supplements that may interfere with anticoagulation.
  • Follow a lifestyle with higher risks of injury.

 

 

 

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Colposcopy Colposcopy is a simple, quick and non- invasive diagnostic tool to look closely inside the vulva, vagina, and…
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Thyroid Scan Thyroid scan is a diagnostic procedure that aims to view the thyroid gland and detect any growths or…
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Cardiac Profile Cardiac profile is panel of blood tests performed to check cholesterol level and other heart disease markers to…
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The actual science behind smelling salts and how it helps in injury recovery Most smelling salts are a mixture of ammonium carbonate and some perfumes which are sniffed by an individual…
carrageenan seaweed
Carrageenan: How a simple seaweed extract could better your gut health & immunity Eat more ice cream to prevent cold and flu? –With carrageenan you get one simple seaweed extract that…
sleep deprivation
Don’t let your sleep deficit grow into memory loss or heart attack Why is sleep important for us? How could sleep deprivation harm you? We bet you didn't know about…
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DHEA: Now get unbelievable age defiance with this wonder hormone! DHEA is known popularly as the age-defying hormone. This supplement is widely used to slow down aging and…
Cottage cheese: What can you find in this healthy chunk of fresh milk cheese? Love cheese but scared of putting on extra pounds? With cottage cheese, you can get the best of…
The Cabbage Soup Diet: The healthiest way to instant weight loss Cabbage soup diet rapid weight loss diet for those who want to shed those extra pounds in less…
Coffee Enema: Turn your favorite morning beverage into a powerful colon cleanser The wonders of coffee are not just limited to waking you up every morning. You can now use…
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Easy and safe tips for ear wax removal you can do at home Cerumen impaction generally occurs when an external object like cotton swabs are used to remove the ear wax.…
reflexology massage
Top reasons why you should go for a reflexology massage today Reflexology involves the application of pressure to your feet and hands to encourage self-healing. Could this be beneficial…
Barium-enema
Barium Enema Barium enema is also known as colon x-ray. Here, the patient is asked to consume small amount of…
Vitamin-D-blood-test
25-Hydroxy Vitamin D test 25-hydroxy Vitamin D test is a blood test used to measure the level of vitamin D in the…
AHBC Igm
Anti-Hepatitis B Core Antigen (AHBc) IgM Anti-hepatitis B core antigen (AHBC) IgM is an investigative procedure to detect the presence of IgM antibodies in…
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L-Theanine: Better sleep, higher focus, and many other benefits Did you know that L-theanine found in green tea can make you sleep better and be focused at…
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Gallbladder surgery :Tips on post-operative care and diet What to eat post a gallbladder surgery? What are the key things to avoid if you had a…
What to eat, what not to eat in the South Beach Diet? The South Beach Diet is one among the most popular weight loss programs that have been the talk…
Erythritol: A healthy sugar substitute or yet another marketing ploy? Erythritol is a popular choice of a healthy alternative sweetening agent in foods. But how healthy can a…
Carb Cycling: Weighing the pros vs the cons of this diet routine Completely discarding carbs from your life will do you more harm than good. Read more about carb cycling,…
Gatorade: Top things you need to know about this staple energy drink Gatorade is a popular (in fact the most popular) energy drink worldwide. But this power-packed drinks comes with…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
phenytoin test
Phenytoin test Phenytoin is a drug that is administered mainly to epilepsy patients. The phenytoin blood test measures the level…
anoscopy
Anoscopy Anoscopy is an invasive diagnostic procedure where a small device known as anoscope will be inserted in the…
HSV-1_IGG
Herpes Simplex Virus I (HSV)-IgG Test Herpes simplex virus I(HSV)-IgG is an Immunoglobulin protein that acts as an antibody & stays in the blood…
shiitake mushrooms healthy
What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Hepatitis A virus infected liver
Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Total Blood test to look for IgM antibodies to know if you are infected with Hepatitis A virus (HAV),…
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12 easy and instant steps to successful weight loss Do you want to lose weight without losing your mind? Does weight loss always mean saying goodbye to…
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Power up your gut: 8 proven steps on how to improve your digestion Did you know you have a colony of bacteria in your gut that help you in digesting food?…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the local culture. It…
How seitan proved to be a blessing in disguise for vegans worldwide Can only meat-eaters enjoy delicious juicy steaks and burgers? With seitan, the best meat substitute available today,even vegans…
Psyllium Husk: More than just an effective natural laxative Psyllium husk, or isabgol, is a popular natural laxative . But did you in addition to regulating bowels,…
Mood swings
The real reasons for your mood swings and how to overcome them Are you prone to heated moods frequently? Do you also feel bouts of depressive feeling creeping up on…
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Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight loss, regulate blood…
Chest X-Ray A chest x-ray is a diagnostic test that uses x-rays to visualize the structures inside your chest. It…
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Anti-Streptolysin-O Test The ASO or Anti-Streptolysin-O is a blood test designed to check for the presence of streptococcus bacterial infection…
free psa test
Free PSA Test The free PSA test is used to detect the level or percentage of free PSA in the body…