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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Suanswered
Pulmonary Critical Care 34 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Normal: You are describing normal. The oxygen saturation can vary for a number of reasons including atmospheric pressure.
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
No: Any oxygen saturation above 90% is ok, but most healthy people have oxygen sats between 95-100%. But, even being 94% can be normal. Oxygen saturat... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Outstanding: This is quite normal and no cause for worry at all.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 51 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
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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%.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
NORMALLY IT WILL NOT: Drop at all.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Oxygen in the blood: Measured indirectly by the oximeter, it measures the amount of oxygen your blood is carrying.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 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.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
A Verified Doctoranswered
35 years experience
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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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
O2 sat: Hi, why are u checking ur O2 sat at home, do you have a lung condition that you are on Oxygen? If your hand is cold or the skin is oily , nail polish... Read More
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