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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.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
32 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Several factors: Several factors determine oxygen saturation. These include the amount of oxygen you breathe, the ability of the lungs to extract oxygen, the amount of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not good ones: 72% sat is usually associated with confusion or general decrease in mental status and often difficulty breathing. If none of the above, check the equi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Normal: You are describing normal. The oxygen saturation can vary for a number of reasons including atmospheric pressure.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience in Dentistry
It shouldn't: The purpose of a positive pressure machine (cpap, bipap, apap) is to increase the gaseous exchange in the lungs and raise saturation. The machine may ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: Healthy normal individuals , are expected to have a oxygen saturation of > 94%.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
NORMALLY IT WILL NOT: Drop at all.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience in Pulmonology
Oxygen in the blood: Measured indirectly by the oximeter, it measures the amount of oxygen your blood is carrying.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Highly unlikely: But never say no. Why are you asking? Is there smoking and oxygen saturation monitor? Nice. Discuss with your lung doc.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
No: 92% is not severely abnormal but is abnormal for someone who is otherwise healthy and as young as you. Note that pulse oximetry is not perfect technol ... Read More

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