The goal is to determine and treat the cause of DIC.
Blood clotting factors may be replaced with plasma transfusions. Platelet transfusions can raise the blood count. Heparin, a medication used to prevent clotting, is sometimes used to interrupt clotting events.
The outcome depends on what is causing the disorder, but DIC can be life-threatening.
- Lack of blood flow to the arms, legs, or vital organs
Calling your health care provider
Go to the emergency room or call 911 if you have bleeding that won't stop.