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A 25-year-old female asked:

Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
SOB: Saturation when oxygen is above 60 torr can range from 90-100%. Pe can be large or small. Air hunger can be when there is real causes as in pneumonia, asthma, pe or even when a lung is constricted and can't inflate fully and lacks the feeling of satisfaction, anxiety, nervousness, CHF or even simple cold with congestion can do it. It is best to talk to your doctor, he/she knows you better than us.
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