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why am i short of breath but my oxygen sats are good

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lung function test?: have you had a lung function test to check for lung disease? Have you had an exercise echocardiogram? Whatever it is, you need a pulmonary and a car ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: A virtual inbox consultation is advised, so that you can upload diagnostic study reports for review. You should have close follow up, and if the sympt ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many issues,: anemia, heart or lung problems, infection, to name a few. An exam and testing with your doctor is the most logical way to answers.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There are many conditions, e.g. Heart disease and anemia, that can cause shortness of breath without significant drop in oxygen saturation.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Shortness of breath frequently occurs with normal oxygen levels.
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Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: This is possible.
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Shortness of breath: For specific diagnosis please consult a doctor licensed in the US. If breathing troubles please get to the emergency room/doctor as soon as possible ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Stop worrying?: Bassem, clearly you are getting more than enough oxygen and 17 brpm is hardly elevated. If you are anxious about something, talk to someone. If your ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Dyspnea: That sounds alarming. Hard to tell without more information and without physical examination. Possible causes include asthma/pneumonia/pulmonary emb ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Anxiety: Your symptoms can be caused by anxiety among other things. Are you stressed out? Or, do you have a fever, cough, phlegm, loss of appetite? Do you sm ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gideon jacobus Louw
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Asthma?: It sounds like asthma or chronic bronchitis. Get a Venteze or asthavent pump from the chemist, that should help.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Positive test : I assume it is COVID positive, Since you are short of breath contact your physician regarding follow up ,as you may need more care. Get a pulse oxime ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperparathyroidism: Shortness of breath/low oxygen is NOT a typical symptom of hyperparathyroidism, unless very severe disease with cardiovascular complication and anemia ... Read More
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