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Is it harmful if air bubble entered in blood stream?

Is it harmful if air bubble entered in blood stream?

Just a few: You can see this happening all the time in intravenous lines. It's not harmful unless enough enters to produce vapor lock in the right side of the heart or the large arteries. The gas will pass rapidly into the lungs and get breathed out. ...Read more

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I feel like air bubbles go through my veins at different points, is this high blood pressure or risk of a clot? Smoked 9 packs of cigs in 4 weeks.

I feel like air bubbles go through my veins at different points, is this high blood pressure or risk of a clot? Smoked 9 packs of cigs in 4 weeks.

Strange: That is an unusual symptom so let's face the fact that your question will not have a clear answer. General principle: you can't feel your blood pressure. The only exceptions are extremely high (>220/>120) or very low (. ...Read more

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What is the term for air bubbles going up to your head when you get a shot?

What is the term for air bubbles going up to your head when you get a shot?

Air embolus: This is only a problem if you get an injection into an artery leading to the head. Otherwise, air for instance in veins is easily handled during the transit of the blood through your lungs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of air bubbles in sinuses?

What are the causes of air bubbles in sinuses?

Fluid in the sinus: Air / fluid levels, or bubbles in the sinuses may be an indication of an infection and best to see your otolarygologist. ...Read more

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What causes air bubbles out of your body?

What causes air bubbles out of your body?

Time: Your body will absorb any air bubbles contained within. Most air in the body (in the wrong places) is from tissue breakdown with air entry through an opening which can be enhanced for instance by coughing or sneezing. Don't inject air anywhere into your body. Air is used by eye surgeons for retinal problems; the air spontaneously gets absorbed. ...Read more

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On IV how to get rid of these air bubbles?

On IV how to get rid of these air bubbles?

By stopping: If you see air bubbles IV must be stopped should not allow, discord when free of bubbles reinsert IV and prevent air embolism. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of air bubbles in your back?

Please Clarify: I'm not sure what you mean by air bubble in your back. Please clarify. ...Read more

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What are air bubbles at the base of your skull caused by?

What are air bubbles at the base of your skull caused by?

There should not be: Air bubbles at the base of your skull. If you would resubmit your question informing us as to what makes you think you have air bubbles at the base of your skull (example, injury; something seen on x-ray) maybe we can clarify this for you. ...Read more

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I put a condom on the right way but forgot to pinch the top for air bubbles so I took it off and rolled it then put it back on. Should I be worried?

I put a condom on the right way but forgot to pinch the top for air bubbles so I took it off and rolled it then put it back on. Should I be worried?

Probably not: It's more than likely fine. As long as the condom wasn't damaged in the process (torn etc) you are fine. Congratulations on practicing safe sex. ...Read more

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Sometime when I sit down, or bend over, it feels like air bubbles coming out of my anus. It isn't flatulance. Can the anus not be closing completely?

Sometime when I sit down, or bend over, it feels like air bubbles coming out of my anus. It isn't flatulance. Can the anus not be closing completely?

Gas: Gas travels through the gut and has to come out the other end. The anal sphincter isn't 100% effective, small amounts of gas can and do come out of all of us at times and not always at high volume or high velocity. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has small white air bubbles or blusters on all ten fingertips it don't seem to bother him but I have noticed him trying to pick at them?

My 3 year old has small white air bubbles or blusters on all ten fingertips it don't seem to bother him but I have noticed him trying to pick at them?

Many possible causes: These can be due to a form of eczema, result from a viral infection, or be a manifestation of a strep infection. It is best to have his doctor check them if they last longer than a few days or if they recur. ...Read more

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Plz see add details if I had a IV two night ago and I saw some air bubbles going down the line will this harm me. To me it looked like a lot and I have anxiety so this makes it worse. I have a vsd and I was told that your chances are higher for something

Plz see add details if I had a IV two night ago and I saw some air bubbles going down the line will this harm me. To me it looked like a lot and I have anxiety so this makes it worse. I have a vsd and I was told that your chances are higher for something

Odd posting: This site is not a chat room and your posts are not linked, Also we can not see any special material you upload on the site, only what is in the post. Tiny bubbles in an IV are not a problem. The scary movies that push the idea are based on fantasy. An air pocket the size of a baseball would be a problem if it was pushed rapidly into your blood vessel. ...Read more

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Are air bubbles in brain life threatenting?

Are air bubbles in brain life threatenting?

Air in brain: It depends on the location of air bubbles and the amount of air. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of air bubbles on the brain? What are the cures for air bubbles on the brain?

What are the symptoms of air bubbles on the brain? What are the cures for air bubbles on the brain?

Emergency: Air bubbles in the brain from any source represents an emergency and could be life threatening. This should be seen and evaluated in an emergency room. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have air bubbles in your vagina?

What does it mean when you have air bubbles in your vagina?

Air or discharge: Not sure exactly what you mean. If you mean is it normal to pass a small amount of air from the vagina from time to time then the answer is yes. That is very normal. If you are passing bubbly discharge then that is not normal and may indicate an infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have occasional air bubbles in your vagina?

Is it normal to have occasional air bubbles in your vagina?

Absolutely, yes: Vaginal 'farts" are very common as air gets trapped or sucked into the vagina during strenuous exercise, movement, or intercourse. It can be "embarrassing" as you don't always realize its' "coming out" when it does, but it is an expellation that may be noisy, but odorless. (smile) ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of extremely painful air bubbles in your chest?

What to do to get rid of extremely painful air bubbles in your chest?

Excessive gas: Try zantac (ranitidine) or other otc meds for excessive stomach gas and make appointment to get checked and treated properly by your pcp. ...Read more

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Why can't my doctors know where the air bubbles come from in my chest cavity?

They can: Lung-trachea
or esophagus
those are the only air containing structures in the chest.
Usually from blebs in lung, or following lung trauma or surgery is where one gets persistent pneumothorax or air leak.

With some infections, the germs will generate gas bubbles but doubt that is the issue! ...Read more

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Air bubbles coming up my esougus but not actually burping is that something to worry about?

Air bubbles coming up my esougus but not actually burping is that something to worry about?

No: Are you drinking a lot of carbonated drinks like pop or beer? These can cause a lot if stomach gas. Also if you eat fast and don't chew food well, you could be swallowing a lot of air. Eat more slowly, and try to avoid carbonated drinks. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have excessive clear vaginal discharge accompanied by pain and air bubbles, what could this be?

I have excessive clear vaginal discharge accompanied by pain and air bubbles, what could this be?

Infection: Most likely trichomonas vaginalis infection, you will need to get pelvic exam and treatment. On occassion, it could just be a different infection - gardenerella vaginalis- also treatable, or some women just have natural discharge - which needs no treatment- the bubbless lead me to think of trich. Also if this is the case, your partner should be treated too-and use condoms! ...Read more

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Have air bubbles coming out of uretha been tested for fistula do not have what else can cause these bubbles?

Have air bubbles coming out of uretha been tested for fistula do not have what else can cause these bubbles?

Still maybe fistula: A fistula between the bladder and the intestines can be open intermittently, therefore tests such as cystogram, barium enema, and even cystoscopy and colonoscopy may not see the fistula. Best to the repeat the tests if the symptoms continue, may even consider surgery without definitive diagnosis if the problem is bad enough. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would happen if fluid collections and air bubbles around anorectal anastomosis cannot self-resolve properly after lar surgery?

What would happen if fluid collections and air bubbles around anorectal anastomosis cannot self-resolve properly after lar surgery?

Many things: The most concerning thing would be an abscess. This could require drainage via ct guidance or surgery. It could even cause breakdown of the anastomosis. Best to keep in close contact with your surgeon just in case. ...Read more

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I feel like I have air bubbles trapped in my vagina all the time. Could someone please explain what it means. My gyno is clueless on this.

I feel like I have air bubbles trapped in my vagina all the time. Could someone please explain what it means. My gyno is clueless on this.

Vaginal air: Well some women do retain some air in the vagina especially after having children as the lips of the vagina may be more gaping. Occasionally when women bare down or during sex they may make a sound that is similar to passing gas. Sometimes during a vaginal surgery once the patient relaxes you will hear a bit of air pass out the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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Air bubbles from penis after urinating?

Air bubbles from penis after urinating?

Consult recommended: Need a little more information here. The flow of urine is turbulent as it comes out the urethra (end of penis) which may in itself cause bubbling but there are some other very uncommon disorders that cause gas in the urinary tract and you may need to have examination and a urinalysis done.

Please consult a doctor licensed in the UK to resolve this further. ...Read more

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Is co2 bad they did not have wip cream for my drink so they changed the co2 I saw air bubbles I only had 5 sips anxious?

Is co2 bad they did not have wip cream for my drink so they changed the co2 I saw air bubbles I only had 5 sips anxious?

Carbonic acid: Dear hummingbird, although carbonation is not particularly healthy, the amount of carbonic acid used will not likely not be a problem. Please try not fret. ...Read more

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I hear a gurgling sound at base of head where my neck/head meet, like a small gurgle or small air bubbles passing through thin area when laying still.

I hear a gurgling sound at base of head where my neck/head meet, like a small gurgle or small air bubbles passing through thin area when laying still.

Gurgle: Your esophagus traverses your neck and ends up meeting your stomach underneath the diaphragm on your left side. Air and fluid may gurgle, nothing to worry about. Stay calm and carry on. ...Read more

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Why when my mom massages my stomach there's air bubbles inside?

Why when my mom massages my stomach there's air bubbles inside?

Normal: The presence of air inside the stomach can be due to normal physiologic processes, nothing to worry about unless they become painful. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have air bubbles in stomach after tummy tuck?

Is it normal to have air bubbles in stomach after tummy tuck?

crepitus: Sometimes after surgery is normal to have some air trapped underneath the tissues. This may feel like a rice crispy when pressed upon. If there is no fever, redness, or pain there is little to be concerned with however, there are some conditions such as infections which may increase the amount of gas trapped within the tissues. If you suspect an infection contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Rocephin by iv everyday for 21 days. Can a few air bubbles in my line for this amount of days harm me? I noticed some every time. An inch or so.

Rocephin by iv everyday for 21 days. Can a few air bubbles in my line for this amount of days harm me? I noticed some every time. An inch or so.

No problem, no worry: A small amount of air in an IV line isn't a problem. It would take a hundred times that amount of air to cause a problem. Don't worry about it. Best wishes for success in treating your infection. ...Read more

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I just had my gallbladder removed a couple of days ago, since then I've had a horrible cough and am coughing up cloudy mucus with air bubbles. Do I ne?

I just had my gallbladder removed a couple of days ago, since then I've had a horrible cough and am coughing up cloudy mucus with air bubbles. Do I ne?

I assume: You were intubated during the procedure and your symptoms may be due to irritation from that breathing tube! Let your surgeon know what's going on!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have belching burning sensation and feels like I have air bubbles when I swallow?

GE Reflux: This represents gastroesophageal reflux disease do to loosening of the muscle between the end of the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle can be loosened by caffeinated beverages, alcohol, spicy foods, and nicotine and worsened by obesity. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the heart feels like there's air bubbles and fallowed by a fever?

What does it mean when the heart feels like there's air bubbles and fallowed by a fever?

See a doctor: Have no idea how you feel that your heart has "air bubbles", but if you are having heart symptoms along with fever you should be professionally evaluated. ...Read more

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When I pass gas I also pass air bubbles through my vagina a lot of the times. Is this normal?

When I pass gas I also pass air bubbles through my vagina a lot of the times. Is this normal?

See an OBGYN: This might be what is called a recto-vaginal fistula. It means an opening exists between your anal and vaginal canals. This will cause stool and gas to seep out of your vagina and likewise blood and vaginal discharge to seep from your anus. It may just heal, but you really need to see an obgyn so they can do a thorough rectal and vaginal exam to determine what the problem is. Be well. ...Read more

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Hi there, I feel like I have air bubbles in my stomach and they cause pain when I breathe or move and its soo painful?

Hi there, I feel like I have air bubbles in my stomach and they cause pain when I breathe or move and its soo painful?

These symptoms are: Unusual and could be from any of a number of ailments. It will be impossible to tell without examining you. If the symptoms persist you should see a health care professional for evaluation and testing. ...Read more