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What is the time frame for a blood clot to form?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 5 minutes

Clotting is the formation of a jelly like substance over the valves of the blood vessels.
Resulting in stoppage of blood flow. Clotting is a natural defence mechanism to preventblood loss from the body. A clot is usually formed within 5 minutes after injury. Whenevera blood vessel is cut there is a rush of platelets causes a cut or injury to be filled and thus bleeding stops.Clotting is initiate.

In brief: 5 minutes

Clotting is the formation of a jelly like substance over the valves of the blood vessels.
Resulting in stoppage of blood flow. Clotting is a natural defence mechanism to preventblood loss from the body. A clot is usually formed within 5 minutes after injury. Whenevera blood vessel is cut there is a rush of platelets causes a cut or injury to be filled and thus bleeding stops.Clotting is initiate.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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In brief: Variable

Usual clotting time in a test tube is 8-12 minutes.
In vivo which is in a patient it depends on itissue='bruising or in a blood vessel where stasis or flow, trauma=injury, hypercoagulability affect the clot formation. Virchow's triad. It can be pretty quick in a sedentary person with risk factors such as cancer.

In brief: Variable

Usual clotting time in a test tube is 8-12 minutes.
In vivo which is in a patient it depends on itissue='bruising or in a blood vessel where stasis or flow, trauma=injury, hypercoagulability affect the clot formation. Virchow's triad. It can be pretty quick in a sedentary person with risk factors such as cancer.
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