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After covid i feel like i'm not getting a full satisfying breath my o2 levels are fine thank god if i could describe it it feels as if my upper lungs aren't expanding all the way?

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Dr. Samuel Galima answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Depending on how recent your COVID-19 infection was, persistent symptoms are described to be "long" COVID-19. Please read more about it here and discuss this with your medical provider: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/long-term-effects/index.html

Answered 1/8/2022

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Follow up with a pulmonary specialist may be needed in order to assess for recovery, pulmonary function tests may provide further information, pulmonary rehab helps.

Answered 1/8/2022

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