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Lebanon, Missouri
A 38-year-old female asked:

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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Shortness of breath: 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
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Mgt: 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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Last updated Jul 4, 2018


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