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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Av canal defects are a cluster of seperate defects. The oxygen saturation would depend on which defect is present and to what degree.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
27 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Normal: I believe you are talking about newborns with a pectus who is on the ventilator. If this is the case, the saturation should be normal 99%, unless ther ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Vagner
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
Close to 100: The closer to 100, the better. Most consider optimal above 92.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: People with different conditions can have normal oxygen saturation but could have difficulty breathing . Asthma. Copd. Pulmonary. Embolism etc.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
16 years experience in Sleep Medicine
It all depends: Without knowing a detailed medical history to determine if "low" oxygen may be a chronic, well compensated issue, it is impossible to answer. Typical ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Greater than 96%: Greater than 96% on room air.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Above 90%: Normally, oxygen saturation should stay above 90% during sleep.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Your oxygen level when you sleep should be above 88%. Anything lower than this can increase your risk of irregular heart beat, myocardial infarction ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience in Pulmonology
No: In general, it does not. If it happens in your case, please seek help.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Right on the brink: Typically, O2 sats while asleep in a healthy individual should be >90. If yours are typically hitting 90 or below then, I'd say you are right in th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Varies: If the heart is still beating and the patients lungs haven't filled with edema, the saturation s can be normal near the heart... But if there is no fo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Oxygen sat curve: If you look at the p50 or oxygen saturation curve, anything above 90% is ok for the hemoglobin to unload as it gets into the tissues and supply them. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
It can: Sepsis can cause acute inflammation and swelling in the lungs making it harder to breathe, and causing oxygen levels to drop. Compromised heart and ki ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
It is fine: As long as it does not drop below 90% it is ok. You do not say what your health problems are or if you were a smoker. But it sounds like you are ok.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Monitor: There are many continuous so2 devices to monitor oxygen during the night. Even on the iphone. Check them out and discuss with your lung doc asap.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
Iron deficiency Anem: Looks like you have iron deficiency anemia but the confirmatory test is 'ferritin' level in the blood being low. Talk to your doctor to know why you h ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Ferritin is the iron storage protein: excess iron in the body is carried by this protein and is used by red blood cells as needed.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: This degree of iron deficiency would not be expected to cause symptoms.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Khosla
21 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Have a sleep study: This may be due to obstructive sleep apnea. If you have documented low oxygen levels at night, see your doctor. You may also have a lung disease or ca ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not quite: Oxygen saturation reflects the proportion of red blood cell pigment - hemoglobin that is loaded ("saturated") with oxygen. It is unitless and shown as ... Read More
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