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why would baby having seizures have low oxygen level

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
If that is the case?: When you experience a seizure, your oxygen level might dip and your carbon dioxide will also change. Many metabolic changes accompany seizures. I su ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes and yes: A very low oxygen tension can make people have seizure like activity or unconsciousness depending on the response of the cells of circuitry in your br ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
Can't tell: These are tests of a single point in time. Brief low oxygen levels usually don't harm a newborn. If low oxygen is prolonged, then problems may arise ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not so sure: Petit mal seizures usually occur in adolescents, and suspect that you more likely now have partial complex seizures, which will NOT respond to oxygen ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Seizures are not...: Seizures are generally not causing a problem. They are the result of a problem. A brain starts to get damage after about 2 minutes without air (oxygen ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Still oxygenating: Your heart and lungs continue to function normally during a grand mal seizure. Only a CT or MRI can definitively ascertain if there is brain disease c ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Prognosis guarded: Very sorry to hear about your niece. Anoxic brain injuries are very serious and often permanent . Given her persistent comatose state the injury is l ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can p ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Think about americans who live in denver, sherpas that live in tibet, & the maya in south america. These are populations of people who have become acc ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Sats <90%: Oximeter showing <90% or more appropriately pao2 <58 is considered hypoxia and need for o2 supplemental oxygen will be needed.

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