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Lancaster, NY
A 24-year-old female asked:

Can you get an air embolism from a shot into your upper arm? (made really weird bubble/squeek sound) got chest pains same day but also have anxiety.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Embolus : to get an air embolus the injection needs to be directly into a vein. An IM injection is unlikely to do this.
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