A member asked:

I got abg's done and they said my oxygen levels were fine but i had high carbon dioxide due too hyperventilation could you explain further please ?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis) answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The reverse.: I believe you got the information the wrong way . It is possible you can have near normal oxygen and high carbon dioxide . This happen due to hypoventilation not due to hyperventilation. If you are hyperventilating , the opposite is bound to happen. If you are hyperventilating , you are getting rid of carbon dioxide and the level of carbon dioxide will drop.

Answered 4/16/2015



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