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Does Inflation Of Vagina Cause Air Embolism
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...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
NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...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
Probably not: If by lung collapse you mean a pneumothorax, or air around the lung in the chest cavity, that is usually due to a genetic predisposition, smoking, trauma or sometimes vigorous exercise, to name a few. Another type of lung collapse involves thick mucus that blocks air entry to the rest of the lung, but that only happens in very debilitated patients with advanced lung disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What changes or affects the cells/cell walls in the vagina causing cervical cancer? Can air constantly getting in it cause it?
NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause lots of tiny air bubbles in a supra pubic catheter? How would air get into bladder. Could it be fistula?
Possible: If not maintained and cleaned well yes. These may become dirty and not function well. Also depends on the type of cleaner. Some are electrostatic or ionized. Most likely it is the surrounding enviorment not the machine if working well. Need to trouble shoot more. ...Read more
Pleural plaques: In most cases are without any symptoms and without any cause no limitation of activity. The plaques may mean previous exposure to asbestos, so the future problems of asbestos exposure are to be watched, but the plaques present won't turn to cancer either. Unles the plaques are large and many, they don't affect breathing. ...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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