A member asked:

Help! could someone have normal oxygen saturation while can't breathe?

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Dr. Azmat Qayyum answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Yes: People with different conditions can have normal oxygen saturation but could have difficulty breathing . Asthma. Copd. Pulmonary. Embolism etc.

Answered 11/28/2017

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Dr. Frank Mayo answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Yes: Inability to breathe does not necessarily intrerfere with oxygen delivery.

Answered 11/23/2013

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