U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 44-year-old female asked:

I've been at 3500 feet for 3 days. been having chest tightness and shortness of breath and oxygen says 92-95 usually 98. bp 115/75. i felt sick on plane too. previous heart check was good. norm chest x-ray . nobody else has low oxygen here but me.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Lung function test?: have you had a lung function test to check for lung disease? Have you had an exercise echocardiogram? Whatever it is, you need a pulmonary and a cardio evaluation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Mgt.: A virtual inbox consultation is advised, so that you can upload diagnostic study reports for review. You should have close follow up, and if the symptoms worsen or involve any neurologic symptoms, please see the ED. Please monitor your Respiratory effort, and if you are having difficulty, proceed to the ED.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 8, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.