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Hemet, CA
A 28-year-old female asked:

a week ago i had bilateral transudative pleural effusions. is it normal for my 02 sats to be dropping to the mid 80s and feeling sob when i walk?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Get help now: If your o2 sats are dropping to the mid 80s while walking, you should go to the emergency department. You need urgent medical attention. Don't drive yourself because you could lose consciousness while driving. Have someone drive you or call a cab/911.
Dr. Donald Thomas
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
No: This is not normal and should be investigated. It could be a sign of reoccurrence.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2015

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