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What are reasons why symptoms of decompression sickness are often delayed?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Bends

If one doesn't ascend from depth (scuba diving) in a prescribed manner bubbles of nitrogen are trapped in the joints, soft tissues and arterioles causing pain symptoms.
One then needs to undergo time in a decompression chamber where they take you down to depth and bring to sea level more slowly. Ask your PMD for referral to a dive specialist ASAP, if left untreated can have lasting ramifications

In brief: Bends

If one doesn't ascend from depth (scuba diving) in a prescribed manner bubbles of nitrogen are trapped in the joints, soft tissues and arterioles causing pain symptoms.
One then needs to undergo time in a decompression chamber where they take you down to depth and bring to sea level more slowly. Ask your PMD for referral to a dive specialist ASAP, if left untreated can have lasting ramifications
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