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Low Oxygen Saturation Levels 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
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...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
My iron levels came back 21 low, transferrin 352.0 normal, tibc 492.8 high , saturation 4.3 % low . Would this be normal anemia?
Help understanding what treatment is needed for the following test results:iron, total 166 normal, iron binding capacity, 231, low %saturation 72, high ferritin, 22, normal transferrin, 173, low?
No treatment: More information is needed. For example, are you anemic? If you are not anemic, a normal iron, and normal transferrin without an elevated TIBC does not indicate iron deficiency. If you are anemic, then these tests need to be repeated to look for other causes of your anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ferritin level (15) dropped low (from 152) and tibc (471) is high, but iron is normal (71) and hgb remains slightly high (17.5). Iron deficiency?
Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can pass into the lungs. Therefore, the oxygen level drops. Using oxygen at night won't fix the problem if this is related to sleep apnea. You will need a special machine that increases the pressure in your airway while sleeping. See a sleep doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months fatigue, highwbc,rbc rdw,neutrophil & total protein levels low Mch and ,mchc levels. antibotics 10 days levels normalized then up after 1 wk
Complicated problem: I don't think we have enough space to fully address everything, so use HealthTap Prime or talk to your primary doctor about these findings. Aside from fatigue, write down any other symptom. The low MCH & high RDW point to both iron & B12 deficiency, but further testing needed. High WBC & total protein may point to myeloma - a hematologist can confirm. An extensive workup is needed but cd be negati ...Read more
Iron saturation was low at 19% iron was low normal at 51. How can I increase iron saturation? 37/m
Normal iron and feretin levels, low saturation (9%). Had two iron injections and saturation rose to 33%, but fell to 13% within month. Giant platelets?
Demand explanation: You're intelligent and you deserve a full account of what's really going on. If a person who is not iron deficient is given an injection of iron, the saturation will rise and then fall without improving health. How was this clinical option selected? If you are iron deficient, why? Heavy periods? Loss from vegetarian diet? Do you have a bleeding ulcer or stomach / bowel lesion? ...Read more
'serum iron level' 26umol/l. 'saturation of iron binding cap '50%. %iron saturation 52%. 'serum ferritin level' 40ng /ml. What does it all mean.?
Normal iron status: The serum iron test measures iron in blood. Iron is bound to proteins in blood (mainly transferrin), so the % sat is proportion of iron binding proteins that carry iron. Ferritin is the amount of iron in reserve stores. In iron deficiency, iron and ferritin are low, transferrin is high, and % sat is low. ...Read more
Total iron binding capacity is high. Transferrin is high.Iron serum normal. Hemoglobin count low 12 any significance.Is it hemochromatosis?
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