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Air Embolism Inflation Of Vagina
Very rarely: Dr. Quarles is right to say that the concern about air embolism from the vagina is greatly overblown, and there is more legend that fact. However, strong air pressure developing in the vagina during late pregnancy does pose a hazard, and rarely, fatal and near fatal cases have occurred, from orogenital sex or any source of air pressure in the vagina. See ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I slept with a fan on all night but just had knickers on could the fan have cause a air embolism in my vagina? The fan was at the end of the bed
No: A room fan, anywhere in the room, is fine and will not cause a vaginal air embolism. Keeping cool with a fan is a good thing, as it decreases sweatiness and body odors. Air embolism is a risk if a person's mouth and lips seals off another person's vulvo-vaginal opening, and then he blows... that would be a bad thing to do. ...Read more
Do I really have to be scared of air embolism through my vagina from sex or masterbation? How to not get it??
No: No, as long as a woman does not let anyone seal off her vagina while blowing air into it, causing pressurized air to inflate her vagina. ...Read more
Can you get an air embolism if you douche while sitting in the tub and if you squeeze air into the vagina trying to empty the douche container?
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
I had sex in front of a box fan. The fan was blowing on my vagina and I could feel cold air going in. Can I get an air embolism from this?
Impossible- U R good: An air embolism refers to the unintentional insertion or entrance of air into a blood vessel within the circulation. What you describe would not result in the entrance of a bolus of air into your circulatory system. If you have more questions feel free to write me at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Saghafi Cheers! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does using a menstrual cup carry any risk of an air embolism? This is my first time using it and I feel like my vagina is stretched and battered.
While masturbating it felt like there were air bubbles in my vagina but i did not stop, was air getting sucked inside? Can this cause an air embolism?
How long would it take for an air embolism produced by blowing into a pregnant woman's vagina to severely harm her?
Should I be worried about air embolism? Had sex on period and air was pushed into vagina through normal intercourse. Never seemed to come out.
No worries: "Air embolism" refers to air getting into the bloodstream. Pushing air into the vagina during intercourse will not push air into the circulatory system so that's all good. And I guarantee that the air that pushed in as a matter of fact came out. You simply didn't notice that detail because you were busy with other things at the time. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 35 weeks pregnant & I have been blow drying my vagina after I shower. Can that cause an air embolism?
Not the vagina!: If a woman is blow-drying her vagina, either she is doing something bad (vaginas must stay moist forever) or she is calling something a vagina when in fact it is not her vagina. What that means is nobody blows dry her vagina. On the other hand, blow-drying pubic hair and the outer labia is ok to do. That's her vulva, not her vagina. It's like North Carolina and South Carolina... different places. ...Read more
Could inserting a showerhead with the water at high pressure into the vagina cause an air embolism (ensuring the labial lips are not sealed)?
Unlikely: but why!! If air trapped one could postulate that if trapped air I guess coud push up channel and into abdomen through Fallopian tubes. Should not have vascular access. ...Read more
Can sex through the vagina cause a air embolism, I'm 26 weeks pregnant and scared to have sex with my partner incase of problems occuring ?
If that happens...: If that were to happen, we would be hearing about it 24 hours a day on the news channels. Fortunately, that does not happen in real life. That being said, the answer to a "Can something happen" question is usually yes, because so many things are possible in life, even if they never happen in real life. The real question should be, "How likely is it to happen?" ...Read more
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