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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Medicare will pay for oxygen when your saturation drops below 90% if you feel short of breath, have chest pain, dizziness, rapid pulse or any other sy ... Read More

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A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly he is: Retaining co2. If your dad has COPD and has been given a lot of supplemental oxygen in an effort to increase his oxygen saturation (spo2) he may not h ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
88%: Medicare covers supplemental oxygen use for those who demonstrate saturation levels at 88% or lower as measured by an oximeter.
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not clear...: Medicare currently pays for <88%, but the nih is doing a trial to determine if o2 therapy really helps. There is reason to believe it doesn't. One bi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Abnormal: It is not normal for your oxygen saturation (blood oxygen level) to drop with exercise. If this is occurring, you should be evaluated by a cardiologi ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Your oxygen levels may be spurious - they are false - or you may not be using the oxygen once delivered to your cells. Either way, you need to see yo ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Anemia: Anemia may cause the same symptoms of shortness of breath and fatique because available oxygen is not getting effectively delivered to tissues. If sy ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Seconhand smoking: Get lung specialist to check your lung capacity. Any underlying anxiety?
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
O2 drop: If you are really getting a read of 85 I recommend you see an MD to confirm this and begin a workup of cardiac and pulmonary status.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Short
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: Difficulty breathing and headaches are potentially serious symptoms. I would get into your primary care as soon as you can. Testing oxygen levels is a ... Read More
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