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Why am I short of breath if my oxygen saturation is good

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID 19: Unfortunately lingering pulmonary symptoms are not at all uncommon with COVID 19 infections. Vertigo has recently been described with COVID 19 as w... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Follow up: Cardiac and Pulmonary complications have occurred following the initial COVID 19 symptoms. Bronchospasm, pneumonia and cardiac inflammatory changes ma... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
Breath: Many things can cause you to feel short of breath. One of the most common is a panic attack. Are you prone to them? Other medical conditions such as... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Not likely. Check your home device to be certain it is accurate. Was this during a sleep test? Do you have sleep apnea? Discuss with your Dr. If you ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: There are many conditions, e.g. Heart disease and anemia, that can cause shortness of breath without significant drop in oxygen saturation.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
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.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Dyspnea: That sounds alarming. Hard to tell without more information and without physical examination. Possible causes include asthma/pneumonia/pulmonary emb... Read More