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Causes Of Air Embolism
Masturbation: Probably not. Unless you are using the shower head from seinfeld. When kramer bought that powerful one off the back of a truck! ...Read more
Air embolism is a problem that occurs when a bubble of air enters the blood circulation and gets stuck in a small vessel. The air bubble can block the flow of blood past the bubble, which can result in damage to tissues and organs, such as the brain. An air embolism can happen during a problem placing an arterial catheter, or when there is damage to the heart or lungs that causes air to ...Read more
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
If I masturbate using lukewarm water coming from my shower jet, is there any risk of it causing a air embolism or cause fluid in the lungs or chest?
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?
Is it true that douching with the showerhead can cause an air embolism? I did it earlier and now im getting paranoid about it (anxiety) ive had since
Possibly: Douching during pregnancy can cause an air embolism. I wasn't able to find reference to douching with a shower head in a non-pregnant state. But I would avoid that activity as douching upsets the normal vaginal bacterial and yeast balance and predisposes to bacterial infection of the vagina(bacterial vaginosis). ...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 a whole IV line tubing with air cause air embolism?Im so scared. Nurse doenst prime my IV line.
Depends: Not sure amount of air in tubing. Need to have nurse then to prime IV tubing to limit any possible complications. I would insist on this since this is your care. ...Read more
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
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