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Low oxygen saturation levels after surgery

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: No, there is no correlation.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Manzella
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lung & Heart Disease: Hypoxia (low oxygen saturations) are usually caused by lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, etc). Many... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Oxygen: A low oxygen saturation definitely affects judgment. Your brain is one of the organs that is heavily dependent on proper oxygenation. If you decrease ... Read More
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Depends how low: Down to about 80% there isn't much effect at all at least for short periods of time. Longer periods weeks to months can have cognitive effects. Below ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Low oxygen can causes headaches.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It happends: Bronchiolitis causes a build up of secretions in the tiny airways and blocks transfer of oxygen into the tissues. It can and does cause a drop in bloo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on variables: Low saturations are a variable issue.In the womb, the baby draws oxygen from the mothers blood and during all of pregnancy, their oxygen saturation is... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably not: Commercial flights are pressurized, and you should not have a significantly low oxygen level during a flight.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Possibly, if low enough for long enough.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 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

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