A 35-year-old female asked:
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is it possible to get an air embolism from spraying water from handheld shower head into anus for 10-15 min while rinsing? i have ocd btw & so worried

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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
No: While amyrhing is possible, i don't see the odds of this being better than millions to one.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Depends on force: of douching, but air embolism is not likely if you did not use excessive pressure. Air embolism in small volumes is also not usually serious.

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