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What causes high co2 levels in blood

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Go to the er. You will be treated with highly concentrated oxygen depending on how high the co is.

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Dr. Fernando Torres
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Hypercapnea: There are multiple reasons why a person may have high co2 in a venous sample. The must common cause would be dehydration. But, once he is well hydrat... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
It is the HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) causes intravascular volume depletion and elevated co2. Discuss with your pcp to change it and no need for any testing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
CO2 in the blood: This can have many causes, such as from COPD if it is chronic, in order to know what to do about the lab abnormality we need to know why it is abnorma... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
High tCO2: make sure your potassium is normal I would repeat it in a week and make sure they are closer to normal
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
Sleep study: With just a high co2 level, it is hard to tell what is really happening. We need to know how old the patient is, what comorbidities the patient has. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
V/Q mismatch: A large pe will cause elevated c02 and require more respiratory effort because the physiologic "dead space" will increase and the body may not be able... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See below: You are more likely referring to a BMP blood test (not a urine test) that measures your electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride), glucose, kidney fu... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not from soda: Drinking carbonated beverages does not raise CO2 in blood. Elevated levels of CO2 indicate other metabolic problems. It may also be that a particular ... Read More

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