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Air Embolism During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
During pregnancy Can trapped air in vagina caused during sex also cause an air embolism the same way blowing directly into the vagina with mouth can?
No: Not unless the labial lips are forcibly held closed, as the air will escape the vagina during intercourse movements. ...Read more
Hope its OK to ask this! Is it safe during sex if the guy goes in all the way, really deep on you? Will it cause org. Damage or air embolism?
It's okay: If it hurts you, ask him to be careful. If not, don't worry about how deep, it's okay. If it's pleasurable it's not causing organ damage. Good wishes. ...Read more
Why is blowing into the vagina considered dangerous but air trapped during sex is supposedly harmless? Why does one cause an air embolism and the other does not?
Pressure: The pressure that is built with blowing is problem. A little air is probably not a problem. Quantity and pressure make the difference. ...Read more
Improbable: Hard to imagine and yet anything is possible. It is probably a correlation and not a cause. ...Read more
I know air being blown into vagina during oral sex can be dangerous and cause an air embolism. Can the same happen with trapped air caused during sex?
Is it safe to have sex on your period? Since its more open down there isn't it a big risk of issues & air embolism during your period? Must I say no??
It is safe: Sex during a menstural period can be a bit bloody, so one consequence is blood-stained sheets, clothes, furniture, etc... Pregnancy is usually not possible, unless sex is at the very end of a "long period" and sperm stays alive for several more days until the next ovulation happens. In real life, air embolisms from typical sexual intercourse (penis-vagina) is not something people worry about. ...Read more
Better times for sex: During the menstrual period, and if the vaginal traps air from intercourse or blowing into the vagina, air embolism can result. When the "country cousins" come visiting in your case (menstrual flow) you might want to postpone such activity considering the repercussions. ...Read more
No: This is hugely abnormal. This is most familiar from certain bizarre sexual practices. If this supposedly happened from normal intercourse and the woman was actually sick, I'd try to find out exactly what's going in -- it's not supposed to be one of the hazards. ...Read more
Diagnosed with 1.4 cm polyp lower to mid segment of my uterus. Could it tear / burst during pregnancy or giving birth causing Amniotic fluid embolism?
Polyp/uterine: A uterine polyp is a growth from the lining of the uterus, and is not a threat to a pregnancy in any way, will not "tear or burst", nor cause an amniotic fluid embolism. Polyps can cause some bleeding when they twist and cut off their blood supply, but are not a cause for concern in pregnancy. ...Read more
Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung. It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more