A 18-year-old female asked:
1-how clot formation in capillaries is different from clot formation in veins or arteries?
2- why blood clotting in veins and arteries is common as compared to clotting in capillaries?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Many capillaries have the diameter just bigger than the size of a red blood cell, This makes creating the "bundle" of many red cells that are part of a clot a size issue. When capillaries are injured the blood spills outside in the area creating a bruise. That outside collection of blood can create a clot at that location.
Answered Apr 02, 2021
Last updated Apr 2, 2021
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