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air embolism during pregnancy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely but possibl: Embolism during delevery is rare dangerous event, it is possible unfortunately if it happens it is more due to aminiotic fluid embolism.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Never heard of that: Doubtful, but i guess anything is possible. One of the causes listed in the literature for free air in the abdomen is "rough sex." i guess one could ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
18 years experience Critical Care
No: No.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Air embolism: An embolism of air can be a very serious, immediate threat to your health. Not sure how oral and pregnancy relate, can you give more information? If y ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Very rare and usually undiagnosed. Would only happen during delivery, only dangerous if a big bubble of air enters your bloodstream and lodges in the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1/80,000: Amniotic fluid embolism is a very rare event in pregnancy occurring in about 1/80000.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : This will not cause an air embolism
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
How?: How would you get an air embolism during sex? Death during sex seems to be almost entirely due to stress on the heart leading to a heart attack in peo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Improbable: Hard to imagine and yet anything is possible. It is probably a correlation and not a cause.

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