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Fair Lawn, NJ
A 25-year-old female asked:

Can a little clot bubble that formed after iv cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: These little bubbles get into the veins all the time and cause no troubles. The bubbles that cause damage in scuba divers and caisson disease cause problem by a different mechanism.
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Last updated May 21, 2014


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