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Air embolism during oral sex, should I be concerned?

Air embolism during oral sex, should I be concerned?

Improbable: Hard to imagine and yet anything is possible. It is probably a correlation and not a cause. ...Read more

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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 are the chances of a air embolism being cause from having sex with my partner? I am pregnant and frightened to have sex

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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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

Very rare: Air embolism is extremely rare. Also if it had happened you already would have experienced symptoms. It seems you are ok. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Can sex cause a air embolism in the vaguna? Even if your Pregnant or not pregnant

Can sex cause a air embolism in the vaguna? Even if your Pregnant or not pregnant

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

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Is it possible for rough sex during early pregnancy to cause air embolism?

Is it possible for rough sex during early pregnancy to cause air embolism?

Never heard of that: Doubtful, but i guess anything is possible. One of the causes listed in the literature for free air in the abdomen is "rough sex." i guess one could translate that to the possibility of air embolism. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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