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Can you get air embolism from air in vagina?

Can you get air embolism from air in 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 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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Had cannulla in arm 8 days ago severe anxiety can you get air embolism from this no iv line used just drew blood? would i know by now plz respond

No worries: Without someone typically infusing in a large quantity of air, there really is no risk from air embolism from a peripheral IV. Even most of today's pumps, when infusing a solution into a peripheral IV, will stop when air is sensed within the infusing track. ...Read more

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Can you get an air embolism from an enema. Accidently squeezed and blew air.

Unlikely: If a person used the enema as directed (rectally) he or she is unlikely to get an air embolism. An air embolism occurs when an air bubble gets into your circulatory system (vein or artery). ...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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How do you treat an air embolism?

Hyperbaric Chamber: The use of 100% oxygen, breathed under increased atmospheric pressure in a hyperbaric chamber, is commonly used to treat air-embolism. This is especially true for those emboli that impair circulation to the nervous system/brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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