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A 20-year-old female asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
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.
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not likely: Cardiac output determines blood flow to the skin. The nl oxygen saturation suggests good lung function.
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Last updated Dec 7, 2013
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