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A 42-year-old male asked:

Hypoxia in the 80s% for 5 minutes, but not short of breath, can you have low oxygen saturation without symptoms?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Not likely. Check your home device to be certain it is accurate. Was this during a sleep test? Do you have sleep apnea? Discuss with your Dr. If you think you have COVID-19 go to urgent care now.
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