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I have had fluctuating oxygen levels for the last week and shortness of breath. it goes from 98-92. is this normal and what could it be>?

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Dr. answered

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For specific diagnosis please consult a doctor licensed in the US. If breathing troubles please get to the emergency room/doctor as soon as possible for a re-review. Here is some general advice re possible causes of breathing problems as an idea of what might be going on: http://patient.info/blogs/sarah-says/2016/06/breathing-problems-common-causes-to-know

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

The range of oxygen saturation varies and the readings are within the normal range. The symptom of shortness of breath is concerning, particularly given your cardiac condition. Please have a Cardiologist evaluate. Is your shortness of breath worse with exertion or worse at night? You may need a cardiac echo and exercise test.

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