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Why would you use anti-embolism stockings? My bedridden grandmother was given anti-embolism stockings. Why would she need these?

Why would you use anti-embolism stockings? My bedridden grandmother was given anti-embolism stockings. Why would she need these?

To reduce swelling: You stated bedridden, and your grandmother probably of age greater than 60? Bed ridden stasis in veins age surgery cancer coagulopathy( clotting) may all lead to blood clots in the limbs and clots travelling to the lungs(embolism) there are multiple parts of therapy/ prevention and stockings are a part of that list. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Please help! what is the difference between anti embolism stocking and compression stockings?

Graduation: So anti embolism stocking were designed to work in bed at a uniform pressure for the whole leg. Usually a small pressure like 8- 12 mmhg . They are not designed for, as effective when worn upright. More formal compression stocking are for upright and moving around and they are usually higher pressures. ...Read more

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Should all people with peripheral vascular disease wear anti-embolism stockings?

No: Peripheral arterial disease does not increase the risk for embolic events, therefore anti-embolism stockings AKA TED hoses are not indicated for all patients with peripheral arterial disease. Only those at risk for venous thrombosis should wear them, particularly those that will require to be immobile and can not have preventive anticoagulation for clots. ...Read more

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Why should people with peripheral vascular disease avoid wearing anti-embolism stockings?

Why should people with peripheral vascular disease avoid wearing anti-embolism stockings?

Mostly myth: Unless a person has extremely severe peripheral arterial disease, there is no concern about having them wear anti-embolism stockings. They have so little pressure that they will not effect blood flow in anyone other than those with extraordinarily bad blood flow to their lower legs. ...Read more

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Does air embolism occur during pregnancy?

Does air embolism occur during pregnancy?

Unlikely but possibl: Embolism during delevery is rare dangerous event, it is possible unfortunately if it happens it is more due to aminiotic fluid embolism. ...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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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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What happens if you have an air embolism in pregnancy?

See below: Very rare and usually undiagnosed. Would only happen during delivery, only dangerous if a big bubble of air enters your bloodstream and lodges in the right ventricular outflow chamber, compromising circulation. If treated correctly, self-limited and no risk of recurrence. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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