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Low blood oxygen level after surgery

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
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
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
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
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 21 years experience
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Take it easy: After a simple surgery or prolonged bed rest, d-dimer will be elevated.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
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
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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