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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 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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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Interpret right: It depends on the timing. Worst could be pulmonary embolus form immobility several hours after. But right after surgery, usually the or is cold and ca ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Related to anesthes: And pain meds, causes you to take shallow breaths and slower respiratory rates all leading to low oxygen sats. Not particular to bowel surgery but any ... Read More
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 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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Dehydration: There is post surgical swelling most likely from the breathing tube that was used to keep you alive during surgery combined with dehydration and dryne ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell: First, wish your father a speedy recovery, second, ICU status changes every hour or even minute, hence why patients are monitored closely by nursing/m ... Read More
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 member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Go to ER: It is NOT normal for anybody regardless of having surgery or not to have oxygen saturation in their blood that low .you need to go to the ER right awa ... Read More

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