signs and symptoms of DIC depend on whether the condition is acute or chronic. Acute DIC is more severe and develops quickly over hours or days. The first sign may be bleeding. Chronic DIC, such as from cancer, happens more slowly and sometimes has no signs or symptoms.
Complications from DIC can occur from both the clotting that happens in the early stages of the condition and from bleeding in the later stages. Serious complications include organ damage and hemorrhage.
Signs and symptoms of DIC may include:
DIC can lead to complications resulting from overactive clotting or from the bleeding that follows. These complications can be life-threatening and may include: