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I am on oxygen, how low is to low ?

im on oxygen how low is to low? oymeter say sat at 65-86 wth oxygn on I HAVE AN EMERG. QUESTION..I HAVE A GIANT PARASOPAGEAL HERNIA STAGE5..MY Wo low...my oxygen sats ar at 64-86HOLE STOMACHES IN MY CHEST ..I ALSO HAVE DVT'S THEY OUT EMERG FILTER IN VENA CAVA..I TROW CLOTS OFTEN AN HAD FEW GO INTO LUNGS AND HEART NOW DVTS MAKE IT FEEL LIKE MY CALVES ARE GOIN TO EXPLODE SO BAD I WAS SCREAMING..WHY WOULD IT DO THAT? MY EMERG. I'M ON OXYGEN AN HAVE OXYMETER AN EVEN WITH OXYGEN MY BREATHING SO BAD CANT GET AIR AND LIKE I'M STRANGLING HAV TO TAJE LASSIX2 HELP..BUT MY PULSE OX IS BETWEEN 64 TO 86.TOLD DR.AN HE SAID NOTHING.LAST WEEK PASSDOUT AN WAS INTABATED HOW LOW IS TO LOW4PULSE OX IM ALONE 48 PLEZ HELP
Asked On : Mon, 1 Mar 2010
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Hi.. Low oxygen saturation may cause breathing problems... Oxygen saturation below 80 is considered low.. However if your symptoms are better with less than 80% of saturation, then you do not need intervention.. So more than the saturation levels, it is your symptoms that are assessed by your doctors to consider if any intervention is needed..

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