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Does Practice Of Oral Sex 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
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
I'm 22weeks pregnant. My partner preformed oral sex on me, I'm now scared in case I get a air embolism? Is this rare
I'm 22weeks pregnant. My partner preformed oral sex on me, I'm now scared in case I get a air embolism? Is this rare edit
Please no" Joe Blow": During pregnancy blowing into the vagina with the labial lips closed can cause an air embolism with often immediate fatal consequences. So please instruct your partner (Joe not Blow) to avoid this phase of your sexual participation and Good luck with your pregnancy. ...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?
Be wise: "Sex" means different things to different people. Ten different couples will have "sex" 10 different ways. We don't hear of patients getting air embolisms from vaginal sex. Probably has something to do with evolution and natural selection. If still worried, a woman can just stay on top and move slowly. ...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
Is a air embolism rare from oral sex when pregnant? So scare I'm going to die, he doesn't blow inside me he just breathes normally. Scared now
Air embolism is from: forcefully blowing into vagina. Normal breathing will not do this. You have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Can sex through the vagina cause a air embolism, I'm 26 weeks pregnant and scared to have sex with my partner incase of problems occuring ?
If that happens...: If that were to happen, we would be hearing about it 24 hours a day on the news channels. Fortunately, that does not happen in real life. That being said, the answer to a "Can something happen" question is usually yes, because so many things are possible in life, even if they never happen in real life. The real question should be, "How likely is it to happen?" ...Read more
Can sexual intercourse through the vagina cause a air embolism, I'm so scared to have sex with my partner in 26 weeks pregnant ?
If my partner inserts his penis inside my vagina and we have sex can this cause a air embolism I'm 29 weeks pregnant?
Probably not: The risk of air embolism during pregnancy seems to be primarily associated with oral sex (cunilingus) and blowing into the vaginal canal . Good reliable scientific data on this very rare complication of pregnancy is needed to offer you an accurate answer. Your risk of air embolism if your "partner inserts his penis inside your vagina at 29 weeks" is probably so remote as to be negligible .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Pneumoperitoneum (free air) in the abdomen potentially can occur if the introitus (read: vagina) is blown into... As beyond the cervix, at the fimbria of the fallopian tubes is a direct opening into the abdomen-pelvis. The fimbria open up to but are not fused to their respective ovary. Air embolism only occurs when, say, an IV is injected with air (poor technique)... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sex in pregnancy: There are no restrictions regarding sex in pregnancy unless specifically instructed by your doctor for a complication of pregnancy. Air embolism via oral sex is exceedingly rare and only a few cases have ever been documented in the medical literature. The few cases ever seen involved blowing large amounts of air directly into the vagina. Oral sex is not restricted during pregnancy. ...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
Do I really have to be scared of air embolism through my vagina from sex or masterbation? How to not get it??
No: No, as long as a woman does not let anyone seal off her vagina while blowing air into it, causing pressurized air to inflate her vagina. ...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
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Better times for sex: During the menstrual period, and if the vaginal traps air from intercourse or blowing into the vagina, air embolism can result. When the "country cousins" come visiting in your case (menstrual flow) you might want to postpone such activity considering the repercussions. ...Read more
No: This is hugely abnormal. This is most familiar from certain bizarre sexual practices. If this supposedly happened from normal intercourse and the woman was actually sick, I'd try to find out exactly what's going in -- it's not supposed to be one of the hazards. ...Read more
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
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?
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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