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Air embolism during oral sex, should I be concerned?

Air embolism during oral sex, should I be concerned?

Improbable: Hard to imagine and yet anything is possible. It is probably a correlation and not a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Air Embolism (Definition)

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


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I'm 22weeks pregnant. My partner preformed oral sex on me, I'm now scared in case I get a air embolism? Is this rare

I'm 22weeks pregnant. My partner preformed oral sex on me, I'm now scared in case I get a air embolism? Is this rare

Very rare: Air embolism is extremely rare. Also if it had happened you already would have experienced symptoms. It seems you are ok. ...Read more

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I'm 22weeks pregnant. My partner preformed oral sex on me, I'm now scared in case I get a air embolism? Is this rare edit

Please no" Joe Blow": During pregnancy blowing into the vagina with the labial lips closed can cause an air embolism with often immediate fatal consequences. So please instruct your partner (Joe not Blow) to avoid this phase of your sexual participation and Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Scared I have air embolism from sex?

Not likely: Pneumoperitoneum (free air) in the abdomen potentially can occur if the introitus (read: vagina) is blown into... As beyond the cervix, at the fimbria of the fallopian tubes is a direct opening into the abdomen-pelvis. The fimbria open up to but are not fused to their respective ovary. Air embolism only occurs when, say, an IV is injected with air (poor technique)... ...Read more

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Can an air embolism during sex really kill?

Can an air embolism during sex  really kill?

How?: How would you get an air embolism during sex? Death during sex seems to be almost entirely due to stress on the heart leading to a heart attack in people with advanced heart disease. In general, sex is healthy. Practice safe sex at all times. ...Read more

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Is sex okay when pregnant? Am I at risk of a air embolism?

Is sex okay when pregnant? Am I at risk of a air embolism?

Sex in pregnancy: There are no restrictions regarding sex in pregnancy unless specifically instructed by your doctor for a complication of pregnancy. Air embolism via oral sex is exceedingly rare and only a few cases have ever been documented in the medical literature. The few cases ever seen involved blowing large amounts of air directly into the vagina. Oral sex is not restricted during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Air embolism from oral in pregnancy?

Air embolism: An embolism of air can be a very serious, immediate threat to your health. Not sure how oral and pregnancy relate, can you give more information? If you are fine, hours after writing and reading this question/answer, you probably can relax about this risk. ...Read more

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Do I really have to be scared of air embolism through my vagina from sex or masterbation? How to not get it??

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

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What are the chances of a air embolism being cause from having sex with my partner? I am pregnant and frightened to have sex

What are the chances of a air embolism being cause from having sex with my partner? I am pregnant and frightened to have sex

Risks are very small: If you and your partner enjoy sexual intercourse/ penile-vaginal coitus, and your pregnancy has been normal and uncomplicated, there does not seem to be any documented risk to you or to your pregnancy. Concerns about the risks of "air embolism" have been expressed when /if intense oral sex (cunnilingus) is performed in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy and air is blown into the vagina. ...Read more

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Is it possible for rough sex during early pregnancy to cause air embolism?

Is it possible for rough sex during early pregnancy to cause air embolism?

Never heard of that: Doubtful, but i guess anything is possible. One of the causes listed in the literature for free air in the abdomen is "rough sex." i guess one could translate that to the possibility of air embolism. ...Read more

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Can sex cause a air embolism in the vaguna? Even if your Pregnant or not pregnant

Can sex cause a air embolism in the vaguna? Even if your Pregnant or not pregnant

Be wise: "Sex" means different things to different people. Ten different couples will have "sex" 10 different ways. We don't hear of patients getting air embolisms from vaginal sex. Probably has something to do with evolution and natural selection. If still worried, a woman can just stay on top and move slowly. ...Read more

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Air embolism during sex on menstrual period, what to do?

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

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Air embolism during sex on menstrual period, is this normal?

Air embolism during sex on menstrual period, is this normal?

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

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Can you get vaginal air embolism from using a dildo the wrong way or having sex the wrong way? Should I be afraid of sex? I may get air embolsim...

Can you get vaginal air embolism from using a dildo the wrong way or having sex the wrong way? Should I be afraid of sex? I may get air embolsim...

Not likely at all: The risk of "vaginal air embolism" seems to be attributed almost exclusively to the actual "blowing of air into the vagina" and not from " using a dildo or having sex the wrong way". I do not think you should be afraid . There does not appear to be any real cause for alarm or concern . ...Read more

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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 more

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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??

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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Embolus (Definition)

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