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I have noticed more frequently that I am experiencing moisture producing what I call "bubbles". I am aware of embulisms (not sure that I spelled that correctly) and the damage they can cause...including death. Is it possible that such damage could happen with an air bubble entering the vagina? If so, what causes this to happen and how can it be prevented? I heard that it is more dangerous for women who are pregnant due to dilation of the cervix, but what happens when an air bubble slips into those of us who aren't currently pregnant?
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replied March 4th, 2010
Hi there. Thanks for your question into Ehealthforum. Air embolism through vagina (cervix) can be a complication of botched back-street or illegal abortion. Fortunately, today it is all but a thing of the past. Otherwise it can not happen.

Andrew Rynne.

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