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Low Blood Oxygen Level After Surgery
Atelectasis: Sometimes, there can be parts of the lung not fully inflated called atelectasis. This could cause low oxygen levels and can be reversed by taking deep breaths. This type of lung exercise can be done using something called an incentive spirometer, and walking around. Hope this helps! ...Read more
See below : Low hematocrit after surgery is sometimes expected ( above 30) given that you might have lost some blood during surgery. It should get better with time. If you start feeling very fatigued or short of breath or have worsening or new pains then you should get immediately checked out. ...Read more
COPD: COPD patients have a persistent state of low oxygen . They need to be monitored with yearly Pulmonary Function Tests with DLCO. Medical management with inhalers like combivent and dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Self management with home pulse OX. Also therapy for nicotine addiction if present. The stress of surgery often flares COPD depending how long and what anesthesia was used. You must be careful with giving O2 ...Read more
Hematocrit level was 56%. Hemoglobin level was 18.0. Rbc level was 6.0. White blood cells & playlets normal. Am i at increased risk for dvt/clots?
Not really: If it is a nonsmoker, then no, should be 95%+ as "normal." lower can indicate lung infection or function abnormality. Smokers or persons with lung diseases often have lower saturations like this. If no explanation, should see dr for exam and probably chest xray ; breathing treatment(s). ...Read more
YES: Nothing works right when you are hypoglycemic. ...Read more
Is high blood pressure and palpitations normal two days after carotid body paraganglioma surgery?
Normal sugar levels: For children and non-pregnant adults, normal blood sugar (glucose) level is considered <100 mg/dl in fasting morning state, and <140 mg/dl after a meal. Anything above these levels is considered either pre-diabetes (fasting 100-125, post-meal 140-199) or diabetes mellitus (fasting >=126, post-meal >=200 mg/dl). Low blood sugar varies depending on person, but typically is considered <60-70 mg/dl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic patient does need HB level preoperatively ? And cardiopulmonary disease does need preoperative HB level ! Which one has priority for HB test
Chest pain on&off. Tested for low iron. Results normal (iron 62, Ferrin 5). However low blood glucose of 56. (did not fast) Why blood glucose low?
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