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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It depends: If you live at sea level, and the pulse oximetry machine if functioning normally, your arterial oxygen saturation should be higher than 93%. If you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not really: If it is a nonsmoker, then no, should be 95%+ as "normal." lower can indicate lung infection or function abnormality. Smokers or persons with lung dis ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Supplement: You could supplement oxygen if you had a condition which required it. It would do you no good just to do it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Low Oxygen: Yes, the red blood cells and hemoglobin increase.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: On your age and condition . It is usually reported by%. For example a little baby you would want to be high, close to 100% and if sick not lower than ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Hypoxemia: Oxygen level in the blood should be >90 mmhg, it gets slightly lower with advancing age, any level lower than expected should be investigated.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be...: A resting pulse ox of 92% on room air is a little low, depending on your age and other factors, like history of lung disease. But, you wouldn’t qualif ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Means Hypoxemia: It means there is low oxygen level in your arterial blood and you need to follow up with your doctor or pulmonologist to find the cause and get it cor ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Low oxygen: Our body tissues needs constant supply of oxygen to perform optimally. If it gets too low then the tissues especially kidney, heart and brain would h ... Read More

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