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Can you please tell me why it'sbad to inject yourself with air?

Can you please tell me why it'sbad to 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

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What happens when one inject himself with air?

What happens when one inject himself with air?

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

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What happens if you inject 25 units of air instead of insulin?

What happens if you inject 25 units of air instead of insulin?

No problem: Nothing will happen. That is a miniscule amount of air, and it goes into the subcutaneous space. Air injected directly into a vein can cause an air embolus, but even if you hit a vein, that tiny amount of air would not cause a problem. ...Read more

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What will happen if I accidentally injected 30 units of air instead of insulin?

What will happen if I accidentally injected 30 units of air instead of insulin?

Nothing: Hi. Nothing will happen as a result of injecting 30 units of air, EXCEPT you're now 30 units short on insulin! Take your insulin! :-) ...Read more

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I accidentally injected a little air into my body while giving myself a shot. Should I worry about it?

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

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What wud happen if you inject 25 units of air into a persons stomach?

What wud happen if you inject 25 units of air into a persons stomach?

Nothing: I am not totally sure what you call 'units' but if this is a normal measure like 25 cc on a syringe, there is no harm at all. In fact many swallow this much air and more during normal activity and eating. The body can handle this with no problem. ...Read more

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Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

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

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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?

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?

Central venous air: 2-3 cc of air is not enough to cause a fatal air embolism. It would certainly be resorbed in 48 hours. If it was clinically significant, it would present almost immediately. So no, 2-3 cc air intravenously would not cause death 48 h later. ...Read more

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Why would someone die if they injected pure air into their arteries?

Why would someone die if they injected pure air into their arteries?

A bubble of air: Could obstruct blood flow to the tissue that the artery feeds. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in injecting air into veins?

Is there any danger in injecting air into veins?

Air embolism: There is a significant risk in injecting air into a vein. It can lead to air embolism (simikar to pulmonary thromboembolism). If the quantity of air large it can be fatal ...Read more

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Help please! Is air injected into the colon during a colonoscopy?

Help please! Is air injected into the colon during a colonoscopy?

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

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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!

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

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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?

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