Air embolism from air in vagina. Is that a one in a million occurrence or rarer?

It is rare. But it tends to be more common during pregnancy. It typically happens during oral sex where your partner tries to blow air into your vagina to expand it. Avoid doing that during pregnancy.

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Can you get air embolism from air in vagina?

No. That's an old wives' tale. An air embolism is caused by large amounts of air getting directly into the bloodstream, which cannot happen through the vagina. Read more...
Very rarely. Dr. Quarles is right to say that the concern about air embolism from the vagina is greatly overblown, and there is more legend that fact. However, strong air pressure developing in the vagina during late pregnancy does pose a hazard, and rarely, fatal and near fatal cases have occurred, from orogenital sex or any source of air pressure in the vagina. See 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...

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...

Can you get an air embolism if you douche while sitting in the tub and if you squeeze air into the vagina trying to empty the douche container?

Highly unlikely… While air embolisms can occur from introduction of air into the vagina, it requires that the air be introduced under sufficient pressure to enter into the vasculature. Usually this means the air got into the uterus at a time when the vasculature of the uterus was exposed enough to allow this to happen. It would be highly unlikely to get a significant air embolism from the method described. Read more...

Is it possible to get an air embolism from a pool pump forcing water into the vagina?

Hmmm. That would have to be some pump.... You are more likely to win the powerball lotto twice in a row without playing than to have that happen, i think. Read more...
Yes. an air embolism is dependent on proximity of blood vessels at the site of injury and the force applied at that site. Read more...

I had sex in front of a box fan. The fan was blowing on my vagina and I could feel cold air going in. Can I get an air embolism from this?

Impossible- U R good. An air embolism refers to the unintentional insertion or entrance of air into a blood vessel within the circulation. What you describe would not result in the entrance of a bolus of air into your circulatory system. If you have more questions feel free to write me at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Saghafi Cheers! Read more...