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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lots of things: Low oxygen levels after a surgery can be caused by a large number of problems. Possibilities include ventilator associated pneumonia, pulmonary edema ... Read More
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Aspiration or hospital-acquired pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, underlying lung disease would be some of the possibilities.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Low oxygen: Patients having carotid surgery are older. They may have a weaker heart. Extra IV fluid they get during surgery and if they had to go back for a sec ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Oxygen: The normal o2 in the blood is calculated as that which should be calculated by knowing the lung, the age, water vapor pressure, etc. Very complicated. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Anything external or internal can can low oxygen level, but that has no relation to yawning.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
9 years experience Family Medicine
Low oxygen: One way is to use a pulse oximeter which fits over the finger and gives a good approximation of the oxygen in the blood.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lung disease: Is the commonest reason for a low level of oxygen in the blood. It can also happen in heart disease if the heart is failing and fluid builds up in oth ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
If that is the case?: When you experience a seizure, your oxygen level might dip and your carbon dioxide will also change. Many metabolic changes accompany seizures. I su ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Think about americans who live in denver, sherpas that live in tibet, & the maya in south america. These are populations of people who have become acc ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Don't really have any choice. Not sure why your levels are low or how low, but staying awake eternally is not an option. If low levels are due to a ... Read More

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