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Dr. Edward Seegers
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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About one month ago I had a second PE incident. My ER chart showed my oxygen levels were at 67% when I was admitted. Are there longterm impacts?

Dr. Edward Seegers
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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About one month ago I had a second PE incident. My ER chart showed my oxygen levels were at 67% when I was admitted. Are there longterm impacts?

2nd PE: Hello, a very complex affair, and many repeated clots to the lung place you a risk for sudden death from large pulmonary embolus and then over time, pulmonary hypertension and RIGHT heart failure. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU DO NOT SMOKE AND TAKE HORMONES LIKE BCP OR HRT. Pse ensure that your doc has done full coagulation studies, and someone needs to discuss the need for long term anti-coagulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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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


Dr. Gena Kluwe
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
576K people helped
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What would cause my dads oxygen levels when they get it up from 75 to 90 to pass out?

Dr. Gena Kluwe
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
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What would cause my dads oxygen levels when they get it up from 75 to 90 to pass out?

Possibly he is: Retaining co2. If your dad has COPD and has been given a lot of supplemental oxygen in an effort to increase his oxygen saturation (spo2) he may not have enough respiratory drive to blow off the co2 independently and develop co2 narcosis causing him to be unresponsive. In these patients, we often use non-invasive positive pressure (bi-pap) to help patients as an alternative to mechanical vent. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
1M people helped
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What is a healthy daytime oxygen level?

Dr. William Lizarraga
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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What is a healthy daytime oxygen level?

96 - 100%: Or more is probably healthy and normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

Minimally: Oxygen levels low enough to reduce vision (vision is oxygen dependent) will affect your brain and other bodily functions at the same time. The major symptoms will be those of anemia which causes pallor, fatigue, exercise intolerance, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
875K people helped
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If oxygen level is 92 per cent how serious is it?

Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
875K people helped
If oxygen level is 92 per cent how serious is it?

92% 02: 92% and above is not serious. It is the normal level at sea level in healthy individual. ...Read more

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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What would happen if oxygen levels fell too low?

Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
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What would happen if oxygen levels fell too low?

Low oxygen: How low is too low? At 55% and low loss of consciousness and cardiopulmonary failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Brendan Rice
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
143K people helped
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Is thisnormal oxygen level 96 to 97 for my age?

Dr. Brendan Rice
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
143K people helped

Yes: A typical oxygen saturation level for most people your age would be 95% or higher; however, if you are having shortness of breath or any other concerning symptoms, you should see a physician, as this number doesn't tell us everything that is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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What does 91% oxygen level mean?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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What does 91% oxygen level mean?

See details: It means the oxygen saturation in your blood is 91% which is mildly reduced. ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
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Son oxygen level drops when sleeps, why?

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
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Monitor: There are many continuous so2 devices to monitor oxygen during the night. Even on the iphone. Check them out and discuss with your lung doc asap. ...Read more

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Dr. John Weeks
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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When active my o2 level will drop to 85. Do I have time to get oxygen?

Dr. John Weeks
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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Maybe: Medicare will pay for oxygen when your saturation drops below 90% if you feel short of breath, have chest pain, dizziness, rapid pulse or any other symptoms you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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