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What causes a capillary leak?

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Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha

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Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 in General Health
Question: What causes a capillary leak and what can you do to prevent a future capillary leak?
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
capillary leak

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Capillary leak is usually caused by infection either viral or bacterial. Leaky capillaries are also found in smokers and elderly individuals.
There is no treatment for capillary leaks except one has to be very careful to prevent trauma. Even a minute trauma like a small bump can lead to blood accumulation below the skin

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