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Arterial blood gases, very low oxygen levels found in my baby. Will he have cp?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to say

The fetus has low oxygen levels compared to the rest of us for the duration of the pregnancy.
Any lab value must be put in context with what is happening.How low, for how long and with what other abnormalities provides a better predictive value. For some premi's, they try to keep it in a lower zone to help prevent eye damage caused by too high oxygen levels while the eyes are developing.

In brief: Hard to say

The fetus has low oxygen levels compared to the rest of us for the duration of the pregnancy.
Any lab value must be put in context with what is happening.How low, for how long and with what other abnormalities provides a better predictive value. For some premi's, they try to keep it in a lower zone to help prevent eye damage caused by too high oxygen levels while the eyes are developing.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics

In brief: Can't tell

These are tests of a single point in time.
Brief low oxygen levels usually don't harm a newborn. If low oxygen is prolonged, then problems may arise. Talk with the doctor who ordered the test or who knows your baby best.

In brief: Can't tell

These are tests of a single point in time.
Brief low oxygen levels usually don't harm a newborn. If low oxygen is prolonged, then problems may arise. Talk with the doctor who ordered the test or who knows your baby best.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
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