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With an av canal defect what is the normal? Oxygen saturation levels in an infant?

With an av canal defect what is the normal? Oxygen saturation levels in an infant?

Depends: Av canal defects are a cluster of seperate defects. The oxygen saturation would depend on which defect is present and to what degree. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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What the level of oxygen can harm infant?

What the level of oxygen can harm infant?

Depends: When giving oxygen therapy to an infant, the lowest level should be given to maintain saturation above 92%. Studies show that giving 50% oxygen for several days casues toxicity and using 100% for even several hours can have deleterious effects. ...Read more

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Explain the blindness from levels of high oxygen when given to a premature infant?

Explain the blindness from levels of high oxygen when given to a premature infant?

Environment: The environment that produces normal eyes is the womb. While in the womb, baby's eyes get about 60% blood oxygen content. Early work with premi's included putting them in "incubators" & piping in oxygen, hoping that they survived. Testing blood gasses was almost impossible, but when obtained,O2 use was geared at keeping above 90%. Now they keep it lower. The high blood oxygen triggered damage in some ...Read more

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A doc on here said that the FP rock n play has been known to cause O2 desaturation in an infant that led to CP. Where can I find evidence of this?

A doc on here said that the FP rock n play has been known to cause O2 desaturation in an infant that led to CP. Where can I find evidence of this?

Don't know that case: But here is a good website of which to be aware: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Fisher-Price-Recalls-to-Inspect-Rock-N-Play-Infant-Sleepers-Due-to-Risk-of-Exposure-to-Mold/ A fungal respiratory infection could be life-threatening to patients of any age. ...Read more

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Are low blood oxygen levels normal?

High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

Many: Most people with asthma have normal oxygen level and would be those who hyperventilate. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?

What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?

It is low: If you are asking about oxygen saturation the level should be above 90%. Normally it is 97 — 99%. If the levels are in the low 80s — the person should be on oxygen. The oxygen saturation is obtained via external device placed on the finger or earlobe. If you obtain arterial blood and measure oxygen level — po2 the level in 80 is ok. ...Read more

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My normal oxygen level us 96-98 on a pulse ox, I traveled to new Mexico and it was 91-95 and I didn't feel well? Why the drop in oxygen?

Interesting: I wonder if this has something to do with atmospheric change, but would have to know where you originate from. I'm also curious as to why you measure your oxygen level regularly. Is there a health product for this? The lower O2 level could be a cause of not feeling well or an effect of something else that made you not feel well (eg pneumonia). Recommend virtual c/s for more informed response. ...Read more

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Is an oxygen level of 86 considered normal or not?

Is an oxygen level of 86 considered normal or not?

Not normal. : Some persons with COPD can tolerate a low o2 level (usually in the high 80s or low 90s) but below 88 it's usually getting problematic even for the worst COPD patients. ...Read more

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What are normal oxygen level readings for newborn?

What are normal oxygen level readings for newborn?

Depends: Prior to their first breath, the level reflects the placentas efficiency, with levels around 50%, increasing to 60% by a minute of age, 75% or so by 2 min and above 85% by three. By the time they are 5-10 min old they should stay above 94%. ...Read more

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What is the normal oxygen %sat range for a 3-month-old baby?

What is the normal oxygen %sat range for a 3-month-old baby?

Above 91%: Above 91%, there is not much difference in oxygen saturation levels. So any number in the 90s is really considered normal, for any age. ...Read more

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What is a normal oxygen level? How low does it need to be admitted in the hospital. Mine is reading 94-95

What is a normal oxygen level? How low does it need to be admitted in the hospital. Mine is reading 94-95

Oxygen: Oxygen at this time of year should be 96 to 98% saturated. Yours is a bit low. That alone, however, is not an indication for hospitalization. In your history I see no evidence of illness or other symptoms that would cause you worry. ...Read more

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What kind of long term damage can be done when a baby's oxygen level is (for an extended period) 30%? (on into adulthood)

Much depends on: The gestational age at birth, the reason for the hypoxemia, the duration, & if/when episodes of decreased oxygen flow to the fetal brain occurred prior to labor & delivery. The best prognostic measures are MRI findings at the time of discharge from the nicu, the presence & severity of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in the newborn period & response to early intervention developmental therapies. ...Read more

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My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? A yes she was born early too.

My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? A yes she was born early too.

Maybe: She may be holding her breath while drinking and may need to take breaks. Why are they checking her oxygen? More history and physical needed for this particular case. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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What can cause hypercapnia but with normal oxygen levels so no hyperventilation etc?

What can cause hypercapnia but with normal oxygen levels so no hyperventilation etc?

Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea or chronic lung disease can cause hypercapnea. Also, overdosing on pain medications and sedatives will decrease the breathing rate resulting in hypercapnea. ...Read more

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Could I have asthma with normal oxygen levels and normal chest xray?

Could I have asthma with normal oxygen levels and normal chest xray?

Yes: Between episodes an asthma patient will usually have normal blood oxygen levels and chest x-rays. Someone with recurrent episodes over a period of years may have suggestive changes on an x-ray, but the findings are not specific to asthma. ...Read more

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