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A 27-year-old female asked:

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

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
No: While amyrhing is possible, i don't see the odds of this being better than millions to one.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: However placing anything in your anus under pressure is ill advised, and could cause injury.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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