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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Go to ER: You need to go to the ER now for evaluation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Atelectasis: Sometimes, there can be parts of the lung not fully inflated called atelectasis. This could cause low oxygen levels and can be reversed by taking deep ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Hypoventilation: In doctorese, meaning not taking deep breaths and coughing, due to medication and because it hurts. This is why patients are hectored and incentive s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD: COPD patients have a persistent state of low oxygen . They need to be monitored with yearly Pulmonary Function Tests with DLCO. Medical management wit ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Autoimmune hemolytic: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, after being treated, may still smolder along at low blood hemoglobin. The body can adapt to a wide range of serum hemogl ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
92 % plus....: In all patients, but certainly in post op patients, we'd like to see oxygen saturation of at least 92%. Supplemental oxygen may be necessary, at least ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
20 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
many: There can be many causes, the most common after surgery is atelectasis due to poor inspiration. This can be improved by using the bedside incentive sp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Take it easy: After a simple surgery or prolonged bed rest, d-dimer will be elevated.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: You could be short of breath from the surgery. Sometimes after sinus surgery you have swelling and that may make you feel short of breath. Your oxyg ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Treatable Cancer: Patients with Prostate Cancer(which this patient has, based on surgery/ biopsy of his prostate) have many treatment options even when it is metastatic ... Read More
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