A member asked:

My blood oxygen saturation is 96% but can there be chances that my blood is not circulation properly to my skin?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Nestor Del rosario answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Yes.: At your age chances of lack of circulation is unlikely unless there are preexisting conditions like diabetes or rheumatologic problems like sle, etc.. Smoking can also cause it as do some drugs that cause vasoconstriction or closing off of blood vessels.

Answered 11/28/2013


Dr. Frank Mayo answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Not likely: Cardiac output determines blood flow to the skin. The nl oxygen saturation suggests good lung function.

Answered 12/7/2013



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