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Does Air Embolism Cause Maternal Death
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
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
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
Unlikely: Unless there is a right to left shunt, such as avm of the lung or a connection through the right atrium to the left atrium. ...Read more
I slept with a fan on all night but just had knickers on could the fan have cause a air embolism in my vagina? The fan was at the end of the bed
No: A room fan, anywhere in the room, is fine and will not cause a vaginal air embolism. Keeping cool with a fan is a good thing, as it decreases sweatiness and body odors. Air embolism is a risk if a person's mouth and lips seals off another person's vulvo-vaginal opening, and then he blows... that would be a bad thing to do. ...Read more
Hope its OK to ask this! Is it safe during sex if the guy goes in all the way, really deep on you? Will it cause org.damage or air embolism?
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
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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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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