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If a main artery in the leg is cut how long will it take for you to bleed to death?

Answer

Wiki User
08/30/2008

If it is the femoral artery, you will bleed out extremely fast. Probably faster than it will take you to get to a hospital. Being the main artery in the leg that comes directly from the aorta, it contains an immense amount of pressure, which means, LOTS of blood.