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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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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

Rest : Rest easy.......While its true that air entering the blood stream can cause what we refer to as an "air-embolism".....You would have been dead 48 hours ago! its relatively common to see some air in the IV line....But obviously we try to minimize this. Your going to be fine. Vsd or not..True large air embolisms are generally fatal. When people are treated for this they are placed in what we call trendelenburg position (your head reclined way way down in relation to your feet [more easily done on a hospital bed or table]). The next step is a bariatric chamber. All this is just fyi. ...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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On a Bubble echocardiogram test what happens to the air bubbles if they go to both heart chambers ? can they remove them from the left side ?

On a Bubble echocardiogram test what happens to the air bubbles if they go to both heart chambers ? can they remove them from the left side ?

Right side ok: Hello Ms. Gerald Small amount of air in the right chamber is ok, because that blood goes to your lungs and diffuses out. On the left though it goes to your systemic circulation (Brain, Kidneys, organs, etc.) so it depends on the amount of air, if it's trivial it is ok, but large amounts of air can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Occasional floating stool, slowly sinks. Some air bubbles. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan and stool tests. Should i worry?

Occasional floating stool, slowly sinks. Some air bubbles. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan and stool tests. Should i worry?

Don't worry: Floating stools are caused by foods that you eat that cause gas production or could be from malabsorption/ not absorbing essential nutrients causing them to be passed in the stool and making the stool float . I'll be concerned if there are other symptoms like weight loss, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, blood in the stool etc then go see your dr ...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