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Po2 Normal Value
I looked at my blood test and saw that my PO2 level was 32 mmhg (test says normal range 90 - 100 mmhg). Should I be worried?
Its not: I believe that the test is wrong. If your Po2 was 32 you would be very short of breath, have blue lips and finger nails and not feel well at all. This sample was either from a vein or an aberrant lab result. It should be repeated. ...Read more
I really feel breath shortening, I did ABG test pO2 was 96.2 mm Hg, sometimes I feel pain in my chest muscles. What could this be or it's normal?
How does hypoxia related hyperpnea affect abg's? Had gases with normal ph, pco2 low, po2 also low, hco3 20. Rr was about 36, saturation 97. Nonsmoke
Lung and kidney: If one has hypoxia, that is most likely due to damaged lung unable to pick up more o2. When someone breathes fast there is low co2, as it is breathed out. Co2 + h20 becomes h2co3 and in the kidneys become h and hco3 (bicarbonate) but since co2 is low hco3 is also low (the product) and this is the balance of the ph so ph is either normal or basic (high) due to co2 elimination by breathing. ...Read more
O2 saturation 0.93 mol, pc02 5.6 kpa, po2 8.8 kpa, std bicarb 24.0 mmol/l are these normal results? If no what can cause this?
It depends: We use lab test to help characterize the underlying condition, and to try to determine what to do next. When they are presented in the absence of the clinical situation, we can't make any conclusions one way or another. ...Read more
Arterial blood gas showed my pO2 was HIGH at 103. How is this possible? I'm not on oxygen therapy or anything like that. I was breathing normally.
High PO2 level: It is important to know the rest of the blood gas test results. PH? pCO2? Bicarbonate? Your doctor can put it all in perspective for you. What was the O2 sat? If low, it might point to a methemoglobinemia, perhaps from some meds you take. Best to discuss the entire blood gas study with your provider. Normal PO2 shouldn't be above 102.. ...Read more
Can a patients 02sat be in the high 90's while the patients abg shows a po2 in the 50's? And what could cause this?
Several issues: The po2 may not be accurate because it includes venous blood. The spo2 may not be accurate because carbon monoxide is read as o2. The oximeter has many potential errors. Motion, light and other issues can create abnormal values. ...Read more
Increased lung use: The lung is a structure with many chambers. If more of the chambers participate in breathing, more oxygen can be extracted from a breath. Assisted ventilation attempts to increase depth of breathing or pressure of air movement to involve more chambers in the process. If not, shallow breathing under lesser pressure is not doing the needed work. ...Read more
Not really: Estimating the pO2 would be very inaccurate, especially if its from a venous sample. There is no way to tell what your arterial level is based on the venous level. ...Read more
Severe: The blood gas described is consistent with a chronic hypoxic hypercarbic patient with severe disease or a less severe COPD patient experiencing an exacerbation - additional values such as the bicarb abd ph would be helpful but this person needs to be evaluated in a broader context to determine if these abnormalities show worsening or a poor baseline. ...Read more
Results from pulmonary test.? Meth 1.3, ca++ 1.15, lac 3.8, o2ct 18.4, pH 7.434, pco2 35.3, po2 (c) 60.7, thb 14.7, o2hb 88.9, cohb 1.2, methb 1.3
What does it mean when my arterial blood gasses are floo2 21.00, pH 7.43, pco2 35.0, po2 85.0, hco3 23.0, be-0, 4, hb0295.0, hbco1, 7, ca02 vol16.70, aa020.
Basically normal.: The concern would be if the abg was drawn while you are breathing very hard - that means you have to work extra hard to achieve normal ventilation. ...Read more
How serious is a 81% oxygen saturation reading on room air combined with a po2 of 46 mmhg? Could it be an indication that death is imminent in an elderly person?
Yes: An oxygen saturation, the % of o2 in the blood generally is >95 in a healthy person, other illnesses may cause that to change. End stage disease (of any kind) can lead to low o2 levels as a natural part of the dying process. As long as the person is not experiencing any discomfort and the goal is comfort only- checking o2 levels may not be indicated and only more distress to the caregivers. ...Read more
On diane 35, 14th day I took postinor2 instead of pill, had sex after taking po2, continued the bc pill till the end and one day extra, can I be pregnant?
Birth control: When you are already taking birth control you do not need to take emergency contraception. There is no need. You are already on birth control. The idea of birth control is to prevent pregnancy. Emergnecy contraception is for those who have sex and are not taking birth control. ...Read more
What does all this mean? Here are my abg results. What does it all mean? Ph = 7.426 pco2 = 30.5 po2 = 112.2 bp = 758 thb = 16.0 o2hb = 93.9 cohb = 4.3 hco3act = 19.6 thank you! Methb = 0.3 oxygen device = ra site = r radial source = arterial
The co2 is low which means your minute ventilation is high. Either you are breathing faster or taking larger breaths than normal. There appears to be a metabolic compensation (low hco3) to maintain ph in the normal range. Primary respiratory alkalosis is fairly uncommon. Anxiety might cause hyperventilation, but it's unusual for it to persist long enough that you would develop a metabolic compensation.
Also, the oxygen saturation is on the lower end of normal, but doesn't necessarily mean anything significant. The hemoglobin is a little on the high side at 16, which also isn't very significant on it's own. However, those two things combined could indicate the presence of lung disease such as emphysema. Not getting enough oxygen in the blood stream will result in a compensatory response by your body increasing the oxygen carrying component of your blood, the hemoglobin. ...Read more
Pretty bad: If a hospital, we look for a values of 40 and 90% +! those numbers might be a mistake (venous not arterial blood). You would have a hard time staying awake if that was your arterial blood gas! ...Read more
3 yr old girl blood work glucose h 117 alti h 27 eos% h 6.1 pco2 l 33.2 po2 h 96.3 be l -2.6 could there be something wrong?
Blood work: The blood work looks normal except for an elevated eosinophil count which is consistent with allergic symptoms. Not sure what alti h 27 means. ...Read more
Bronchictasis pt. On sup oxy at 28% venturi mask 4LPM. ABG on sup oxygen-pH 7.49 pCO2 46.7 pO2 93.1 HCO3 36.1.Still hav suffocation, hav to inhale deeply?
Combined problem: Need more info to better answer. From info available it sounds like either combination of bronchial tubes spasm, some anxiety, and some retained secretions. Helpful items could be handheld nebulizer treatments with bronchial tube relaxing medication, chest PT to help mobilize secretions, and a small amount of medication to help reduce anxiety. A virtual consult would allow a more thorough answer. ...Read more
Father had CABG surgery 3 days ago but since then his po2 is 68 on 100% o2. Docs hv ruled out pneumonia, and PE (CT not done) via X-rays. C&s not in.
After CABG in icu 4 days po2 130 on 100%, diagnosis lung injury. Heart stopped for 8s.recomnd pacemaker in GA in2 hrs. V concerned about lungs. Suggestions?
Time: Give it time and let the doctors do what they have to do. ...Read more
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