Air embolism

What is Air embolism?

Embolism means something escaping from its normal place and going to other places in body to disrupt the flow. Air may embolise during trauma usually and may occlude small blood vessels to produce symptoms of ischemia to the organs involved.

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I am 14 weeks pregnant and used my bathtub jet to masturbate. Could this cause an air embolism. I was about 6 inches away from the jet....

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No air embolism is not possible but avoid force spray

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My brother-in-law had a brain stem stroke a month ago, recovered very well within two weeks but then had another stroke due to an air embolism and...

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Brain stem stroke is generally a serious issue and is associated with high morbidity (sickness) and mortality...

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i went in this morning to get my blood drawn to check my INR levels. the lady used a syringe to draw my blood but missed my vein twice and pushed a...

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These days, nurses and attenders use their own hint sights for laboratory procedures. But it is not...

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