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What Happens When You Inject Yourself With Air
Vessel blockage: Air injection puts bubbles in the blood stream which can block off critical portions of the body and cause dysfunction or damage. This of course assumes the injection is also sterile - if not that is an added risk. Injecting air in the soft tissues probably is not risky although it might hurt and the air pressure might mechanically cause some damage. ...Read more
Can be deadly: If you inject into a major organ, blood vessel or the lung this can cause serious problems. However, if you inject air into the muscle or into the skin, then this is not as serious. However, why would you want to inject yourself with air and I recommend you seek medical advice. ...Read more
I accidentally injected a little air into my body while giving myself a shot. Should I worry about it?
No: Small amounts of injected air are easily absorbed. If there was going to be a problem it would happen within a few seconds or minutes. Relax. If you are having symptoms, then check with your doc, but the chances are good you did no harm. ...Read more
Amount?: Remember that the veins are carrying oxygen-poor blood back to the lungs. Small amounts of air are quickly incorporated into the de-oxygenated hemoglobin which is "oxygen hungry". Air in the veins is generally well tolerated. It is not tolerated at all when injected into an artery. Even a tiny amount results in "air embolism" which paradoxically deprives served tissues of oxygen carried by blood. ...Read more
Generally not much: Air can be absorbed in small amounts by the body very well. ...Read more
What happens if I injected 2-3 mil of air into a vein through a cvp line could it possibly cause death within 48 hours?
Yes: Colonoscopies generally require slight insufflation of air into the colon... This distends it and allows your doctor to look for polyps. This distension may cause some discomfort which is why most patients get sedated for the procedure. Your doctor generally will try to release all the gas at the end of the procedure so you don't feel too bloated! ...Read more
Hep c is it possible to get hep c from air injected shots when they were doing 100 troops at a time back in 1969 shot after shot!
No need to guess: I am not sure if anyone has really proven or disproven that question. But, it is very easy now to get an answer by getting a hepatitis c antibody test. Your family doctor can send this lab for you. ...Read more
I'm on lovenox (enoxaparin) longterm; is this safe. Also the dose is. 6mg/6ml bid... am I suppose to inject the air bubble? Is this dangerous?
Depends on how long:
60mg/0.6mL is a standard dose for an average size adult (1mg for every kilogram of body weight).
It's usually only used for a few days up to 2 weeks, then changed to a different blood thinner.
Long-term can cause osteopenia (bone loss) but even short-term use can cause side effects including bleeding, liver problems, rash, anemia...)
Before injecting, hold tip up and push the air bubble out. ...Read more
What happen if about 0.5 ml air is injected into the deltoid? How much air into a muscle can cause serious harm?
No harm: Just a crunchy sound. But don't do it again ...Read more
I injected some air with insulin needle on different spots of my face, I heard it would minimize wrinkles and dark spots. What may happen?
Nothing: But please stop reading foolish stuff on the internet that is written by pranksters. ...Read more
I accidently injected prefilled lupron (leuprolide) syringe without expelling air... About 6 cc's. Am I gonna be ok?
While giving blood sample nurse injected the syringe & couldn't draw blood from vein she pumped back some air is it dangerous? No symptoms seen help?
You are fine.: A few tiny air bubbles in that situation are common and of no significance. ...Read more
At 33w pregnant, today I got the Tdap. The nurse didn't remove air from the syringe. I have no sympton, but worry if injected air could harm fetus?
Vaccine: No harm will come and it's not recommended to knock on syringes to remove air anymore as vaccines go into muscle ...Read more
Depends on med: Need more info to answer this question. Could be very serious. Go to ER or primary doctor ...Read more
Nothing will happen:
Nothing will happen but why would you do that.
I will advice you do not inject anything into your blood stream by yourself. ...Read more
Glucogen: Why would you want to do that? Please let me know. ...Read more
Depending: On the quantity, and speed of injection a range from nervous system problems to seizures then cardiac to death ...Read more
Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more
Injecting Bleach?: If you did this "accidently, " of course, that doesn't seem good. We are not here to judge people for having the problems that they have. With that said, it seems as though you need some help, right? Because, you could harm yourself, even accidently. So, I would say, the best advice for you now, is to seek out the right help, right away, before things turn from bad to worse. Good luck :-) ...Read more
Intoxicatiion: Depending on the amount, isopropyl alcohol injected intravenously may cause intoxication. It should never be injected as it is not an acceptable intravenous drug. ...Read more
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