Hi there and thank you for the question. I am a Registered Nurse and will be happy to help you today.
How did you get this embolism?
Thought an IV at the hospital. I can list the whole laundry list of symptoms if you want.
OK thank you for the reply. I'm not sure when this occured but with an air embolism, you would begin to have some symptoms possibly....depending on the size of the air bubble. While you can't convince your healthcare providers of it, you could always say you are a diver and have decompression sickness and probably get treated right away....which is with a hyperbaric oxygen....which is the same treatment for air embolism. Let's face it, an air embolism is serious business. Do you have any symptoms at all or did you just happen to catch a small air pocket going through the tubing while you were hooked up to an IV?
I just read your additional comments about symptoms....yes, give me a few symptoms...
21. consistently slightly decreased SpO2 levels
22. consistently slightly decreased body temperature
23. transthoracic echocardiogram indicating unusual noise
24. transesophageal echocardiogram indicating detection of air bubbles
A nurse maliciously opened a valve during a blood draw allowing air to be entrained into my vascular system. I started blacking out immediately after until a doctor came around and laid me flat which revealed the initial symptoms. Now that the air is disbursed throughout my body thunderclap headaches start forming if stay upright too long. If I stay in one position on my side for an extended period my hand will go numb. I dont know what to do at this point. I was considering going to the hospital and claiming decompression sickness but It would be a boldfaced lie and they'd probably want my primary contact for medical history. Usually decompression sickness is accompanied with a bloody cough. Plus I'm in Buffalo so I'd have to go out of state to make this claim. That's Probably what I'm going end up having to do. I'm not sure one treatment would be enough since its disbursed throughout my body.
Does any cited medical literatureexist that states it goes away on its own?
With all these symptoms, this wide variety of symptoms and the seriousness of these types of symptoms, I would HIGHLY recommend you see a specialist outside of your area....someone who is not in your immediate area and whom is not connected to the hospital you orignally visited.
I have not seen any literature where the air embolisim would resolve on its own....it's always recommended that medical intervention be initiated.