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A 76-year-old male asked:

I have a blood oxygen reading of 73, clear lungs, heart good but no breath and weak as a kitten nothing outstanding in the chest x ray need answers ?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Smoker? COPD?: Blood oximetry at 73% is generally not good news. It points to a problem with ur lung or heart. Were u ever a smoker? If so, U may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which comes from yrs of smoking. See ur doctor quickly to get diagnosed. While COPD damage cannot be reversed, ur symptoms can b treated w/ inhalers. In chronic bronchitis form of COPD, the CXR is often norml. TTYD 4 Dx
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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TTYD=Talk To Your Doctor. We cannot emphasize this too much. Whether you're referring to a oxygen saturation of 72% (very low) or the partial pressure of oxygen (a bit low) your symptoms are worrisome. Please follow up.......
Aug 27, 2015

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