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Doctor insights on: Does Inflation Of Vagina Cause Air Embolism

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Can queefing cause air embolism?

Can queefing cause air embolism?

No: It has not been mentioned in the commonly known causes of air embolim. Two things are required for air embolism pressure gradient and vascular. Access like blood vessel. ...Read more

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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What does air trapping in the lungs mean ?

What does air trapping in the lungs mean ?

Obstruction : Air trapping means that air gets into the lungs and can't get out easily. This description applies to asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema- disease known as obstructive lung doseases. ...Read more

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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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What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

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

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Can douching too fast cause air embolisms? (From the bubbles in douche bottle)

Can douching too fast cause air embolisms? (From the bubbles in douche bottle)

Dont douche: Douching is not recommended. It destroys the healthy bacteria that keeps the vagina clean. It predisposes you to yeast and bacterial infections. It is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...Read more

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Could inhalation of chlorine gas cause pulmonary edema?

Could inhalation of chlorine gas cause pulmonary edema?

Absolutely: Chlorine gas is extremely toxic to the lungs with inhalation and frequently fatal. It damages the fragile alveolar capillary membrane and causes fluid to leak into the air spaces. ...Read more

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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

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Does smoking cause venous leaks in the placenta?

Does smoking cause venous leaks in the placenta?

Vascular spasm: Which can lead to impaired placental blood circulation which is bad for the fetus/baby. Please don't smoke if pregnant. ...Read more

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Can dry air cause a lung to collapse?

Can dry air cause a lung to collapse?

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 more

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My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

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 more

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What would cause lots of tiny air bubbles in a supra pubic catheter? How would air get into bladder. Could it be fistula?

What would cause lots of tiny air bubbles in a supra pubic catheter? How would air get into bladder.  Could it be fistula?

Many possibilities : A fistula between bowel and bladder is one possibility. A gas forming bacteria may be a more likely cause. It's also possible that air is entering the bladder through the urethra or the cystostomy site. See a urologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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How does chest tube obstruction of the patient happen?

How does chest tube obstruction of the patient happen?

Many causes/workup: A chest tube may become obstructed when there is a clot or other substance blocking drainage. A chest radiograph can help determine if there is still fluid or a pneumothorax. ...Read more

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Could an air purifier cause shortness of breath?

Could an air purifier cause shortness of breath?

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

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Can pleural plaques cause pain during/after exertion due to the thickening of the lung lining?

Can pleural plaques cause pain during/after exertion due to the thickening of the lung lining?

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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Air In Vagina (Definition)

If you have oral sex, air should not be blown into your vagina. This can cause an air embolism or an air bubble to get in your bloodstream and block a blood vessel. This is extremely uncommon, but can be fatal to ...Read more