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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: If you had an air embolism, and it was large enough, you wouldn't be around to ask the question. An arterial air embolism depends on where the embolis ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: Small amounts of air in circulation may be asymptomatic. Introduction of 100 cc or more of air may cause heart failure, respiratory distress, presenc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Not happening: Air in the vaginal cavity is normal- it doesn't' get absorbed into the blood stream from there. An air embolism is a bubble of air within a blood vess ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: An air embolism occurs when air enters your circulatory system (artery or vein). This would not cause vaginal flatulence.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Iafrati
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
It depends.: Two critical issues. Volume of air and where the air goes. For example if a small amount of air enters a vein and travels through an intact heart to t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: This depends where exactly the air is. In some cases the air can be removed. In others the care is supportive.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not likely: Pneumoperitoneum (free air) in the abdomen potentially can occur if the introitus (read: vagina) is blown into... As beyond the cervix, at the fimbria ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Air in the heart: If air is introduced in venous side of the circulation if often foams in the heart and may be visible on routine chest x-ray as areas of low density i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms....: Air embolism is very serious and is often life-threatening. Symptoms can include sudden onset of shortness of breath, chest pain, hallucinations, pass ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Air emolism: This is serious. Is common in scuba divers diving deeper than 60 feet. Basically you blood which is liquid becomes bubbelish (like when you open a sod ... Read More
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