A 33-year-old female asked:
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i'm an ed rn - a few of my healthy patients while getting rapid iv fluids have described a "bubbly sensation" in back of neck/base of skull, any idea?

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Dr. Martin Wolff
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure: I'm trying to think of a physiological reason why this may occur, and I'm out of ideas. If you are infusing iso-osmotic solutions at rapid rates, there should be no/minimal shifts of electrolytes across the blood brain barrier (not to mention that this would not be sensed by most people).
Answered on Mar 17, 2017
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