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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
No: In general, it does not. If it happens in your case, please seek help.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
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Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
Several factors: Several factors determine oxygen saturation. These include the amount of oxygen you breathe, the ability of the lungs to extract oxygen, the amount of... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not good ones: 72% sat is usually associated with confusion or general decrease in mental status and often difficulty breathing. If none of the above, check the equi... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Normal: You are describing normal. The oxygen saturation can vary for a number of reasons including atmospheric pressure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
It shouldn't: The purpose of a positive pressure machine (cpap, bipap, apap) is to increase the gaseous exchange in the lungs and raise saturation. The machine may... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: Healthy normal individuals , are expected to have a oxygen saturation of > 94%.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
NORMALLY IT WILL NOT: Drop at all.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
Oxygen in the blood: Measured indirectly by the oximeter, it measures the amount of oxygen your blood is carrying.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Highly unlikely: But never say no. Why are you asking? Is there smoking and oxygen saturation monitor? Nice. Discuss with your lung doc.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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No: 92% is not severely abnormal but is abnormal for someone who is otherwise healthy and as young as you. Note that pulse oximetry is not perfect technol... Read More

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