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normal oxygen saturation levels while sleeping

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
28 years experience 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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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
26 years experience Pulmonology
Normal: Just like every other person.. About 90% and above; whether on or off the ventilator.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Vagner
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Close to 100: The closer to 100, the better. Most consider optimal above 92.
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Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Normal for what?: At sea level at rest in a healthy person, between 95-99%, depending on the instrument.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: People with different conditions can have normal oxygen saturation but could have difficulty breathing . Asthma. Copd. Pulmonary. Embolism etc.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Anything above 90%: > or equal to 90% is normal. This is related to the hemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve. There is a certain percentage of oxygen saturation befo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many things : Many causes can give someone dyspnea, ranging from the benign to the deadly, and all with a normal oxygen sat. Best thing is to see your doctor about ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Short of breath : Hard to tell. Need to see a doc and get labs, chest xray and an exam. Young for CHF. That's where one would start.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Bad reflux can: cause shortness of breath and can present similar to acute asthma.The acid from the stomach goes up and out the esophagus and down the trachea into th ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It may be the heart!: You need to have your heart checked by a good cardiologist. The best test for you is a session of multifunction cardiogram. It is accurate, affordable ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Above 90%: Normally, oxygen saturation should stay above 90% during sleep.

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