>Oral Sex Can Kill You.

>Was doing a little research on pneumoperitoneum and stumbled across this abstract….

Venous air embolism is an infrequent complication of pregnancy but may occur if air is blown into the vagina during orogenital sex. Air passes beneath the fetal membranes and into the circulation of the subplacental sinuses, invariably causing death to both mother and fetus within minutes. Reported is the case of a nonfatal air embolism following vaginal air insufflation in the 38th week of pregnancy. The hospital course was complicated by hypotension, metabolic acidosis, acute neurologic changes, and emergency caesarean section with eventual fetal demise. Clinical and laboratory abnormalities as well as treatment measures are discussed. Familiarity with this syndrome is essential if prompt and appropriate therapy is to be rendered.”

Read it yourself…

Venous air embolism following orogenital sex during pregnancy
Barton F. Hill MD and Jeffrey S. Jones MD
Volume 11, Issue 2, March 1993, Pages 155-157

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on December 12, 2010, in Fact is Stranger than Fiction. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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