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Is it possible to have an air embolism from sexual intercourse?

Is it possible to have an air embolism from sexual intercourse?

Air embolism: No. Air embolism is the introduction of air into the vascular system in sufficient volumes to compromise the blood flow to a target organ (usually the lungs, heart and brain). This is not possible with sexual intercourse. Sex can introduce air into the abdominal cavity but this is harmless. ...Read more

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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Can sexual intercourse through the vagina cause a air embolism, I'm so scared to have sex with my partner in 26 weeks pregnant?

Can sexual intercourse through the vagina cause a air embolism, I'm so scared to have sex with my partner in 26 weeks pregnant?

Unlikely, is ossible: Air embolism is at greatest risk from oral sex where air is blown into the vagina, or from unusual positioning during intercourse, e.g. Anal sex. Pregnancy puts women at higher risk of air embolism, so you are justified in being concerned, proceed at your own risk ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of getting air embolism while having intercourse doggy style?

Air embolism: There is no known way that this could cause air embolism, unless this was done 100 feet under the ocean. ...Read more

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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 more

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Does sexual intercourse reduce teenage height?

Does sexual intercourse reduce teenage height?

Not specifically: If any activity prevents someone from having balanced nutrition, proper rest and exercise it might interfere with growth. The occasional episode of sex will not stunt your growth. However, there are several other problems associated with the practice that may have long lasting negative effects on a teen. ...Read more

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Why does it hurts when I have sexual intercourse?

Why does it hurts when I have sexual intercourse?

See your Gyn: It should not. Since it does, you should get an exam by a gyn to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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How can I restrain myself from sexual intercourse?

How can I restrain myself from sexual intercourse?

If you are: Married, why would you. If not, consider self control a prerequisite to really great sex when you get married. Listen to maximum sex by josh mcdowell. The greatest sexual organ is your brain. Great food requires great ingredients. Self control is one those ingredients that make for great sex. Surround yourself by quality friends. And, get married to one of them and enjoy. ...Read more

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Can I have sexual intercourse during colposeptine usage?

Can I have sexual intercourse during colposeptine usage?

Probably: Chlorquinaldol is the major ingredient in this medication which is, to my best knowledge, not available in the usa. Used for bacterial vaginitis there does not seem to be any reason to refrain from intercourse during its use, as long as your partner is not allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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Are there physical signs of sexual intercourse a week afterward?

Are there physical signs of sexual intercourse a week afterward?

Not usually.: Not if you are doing it right. If there were excessive trauma you might see bruising or a tear. ...Read more

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Which sexual intercourse postion is best if the woman is taller than the guy?

Which sexual intercourse postion is best if the woman is taller than the guy?

Whatever works 4U: If you are asking about pleasure... There is no single right answer. Try many different positions and see what is most enjoyable for you as a couple. A 'doggy style' or rear entry position would not be problematic even if the height discrepancy is large. The best advice is to experiment with different positions. See: http://www. Cosmopolitan. Com/sex-love/positions/. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sexual intercourse for the first time what should a female do?

What to do if I have sexual intercourse for the first time what should a female do?

Cherish it: I hope that this will always be one of the most wonderful memories that you have. No matter what happens between him and yourself in the future, I hope you will always be on good terms. If you need to use emergency contraception afterwards, don't hesitate. With new responsiblities come new joys. Be wise and discerning, and may you find happiness. ...Read more

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Hi I've not had sexual intercourse for 2 years. Is there something I should worry about?

Hi I've not had sexual intercourse for 2 years. Is there something I should worry about?

No: If you are longing for sex then it is a worry. Sex with a caring partner does provide comfort and satisfaction. However not having sex per se usually does not affect one's health or longevity. ...Read more

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How does herpes affect sexual intercourse?

How does herpes affect sexual intercourse?

Depends: First make sure your partner is aware so it is not spread without their knowledge. If a person has active outbreak it can be painful for that person, but otherwise there is no issue. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sexual intercourse?

When is it safe to have sexual intercourse?

Unanswerable: This question is missing any meat. There is nothing to tell us in what context do you ask this question. ...Read more

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Can I get oregnant without sexual intercourse?

Can I get oregnant without sexual intercourse?

Family practice: I'm not sure what you really are asking. Sexual relations are necessary to get pregnant that would mean a man would have to ejaculate in or near your vagina sperm may travel from outside although harder you could still get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is sexual intercourse actually a way to lose weight?

Is sexual intercourse actually a way to lose weight?

Not really.: Only if it replaces eating. An hour on a treadmill burns about 600 cal...About 10 calories per minute. There are 3600 calories per lb of fat. Do the math based upon your personal situation and stamina. ...Read more

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I bleed after having sexual intercourse. What can I do?

I bleed after having sexual intercourse. What can I do?

Evaluation needed: You should see your primary care or OB/Gyn soon. Post coital bleeding may be a sign of an infection or irritation of cervix or vagina. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How come we tend breathe really heavily during sexual intercourse?

Physiologic: Increased heart rate and increased blood flow to the muscles and face and sexual areas. Part of the normal response. It is an exercise you know ;). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could have sexual intercourse with a prolapsed?

Can you tell me if I could have sexual intercourse with a prolapsed?

Mitral valve?: A prolapsed mitral valve shouldn't stop you from doing anything. Ask your physician whether you need to take an antibiotic before you go to the dentist. That's really all as long as you feel okay. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed when you have sexual intercourse the first time?

Is it normal to bleed when you have sexual intercourse the first time?

Yes, if intact hymen: If the hymen is intact there may be a small amount of bleeding if it is torn which is normal. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to get trich without having sexual intercourse?

Trich Transmission: Trichomonas vaginalis is a flagellated protozoan that infects the squamous epithelium in the urogenital tract (vagina, urethra, paraurethral glands as well as the cervix, bladder, Bartholin's glands, and prostate). Humans are the only natural host. It is virtually always sexually transmitted. Although survival on inanimate objects has been reported, fomites have no proven role in transmission. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to bleed during the first time of having sexual intercourse?

Are you supposed to bleed during the first time of having sexual intercourse?

Maybe. Maybe not.: The bleeding with first sex idea is overdone. It doesn't always happen. Bleeding means there were little tears. If a woman has a healthy vulva, vagina, and hymen; if she is very stretchy; if she is happy and relaxed, with lots of natural lubrication; if a guy enters at a good angle, at the right spot; if he moves with gentler motions until she is well-lubricated; there may not be any bleeding. ...Read more

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If I had sexual intercourse march 10, 2013 will november 30, 2013 be my due date?

If I had sexual intercourse march 10, 2013 will november 30, 2013 be my due date?

Approximately, yes: If you conceived on march 10th, then your approximate due date would be november 30th. ...Read more

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Frequency in micturation and pain during sexual intercourse causes, management and prognosis?

Frequency in micturation and pain during sexual intercourse causes, management and prognosis?

Get exam: To definitively give you a proper diagnosis, with the subsequent mangement and prognosis, you need a history and physical exam with testing in your case (possible diabetes, infection, endometriosis, etc) to properly provide you the answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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This is embarrassing but could there be a medical reason that sexual intercourse is always painful?

Dyspareunia: Yes. It even has a medical condition and name. Your gynecologist should be able to help sort this out for you. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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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