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    What causes abnormal ABG values, dizziness, headache and chest pain?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: My PO2, sO2, FO2Hb and FHHb were tested a few days ago in the hospital , where I went because I was feeling very bad ( dizzy, headaches, cold feeling in arms And legs, pain in the chest ) and showed a +\- 50 % vs the normal range. .. The doctors sent me back home , saying everything was normal . I was just under stress and needed to rest. I also had 2 hyperventilation crisis (or panic attacks ?) in December and November.
I really feel abnormally tired, I sleep during the day, I have no energy and black circles under my eyes despite All the sleep. Do I have to worry ? Can I hAve a pulmonary problem ?? Thank you. XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hyperventilation can cause abnormal ABG values.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Hyperventilation can cause abnormal ABG (arterial blood gas) values.
Since you had been in hospital and doctors were telling that nothing to worry about, no need to worry for pulmonary diseases or other major diseases.
Need to know few more things, so that I can guide you better.
1. Do you smoke?
2. Do you have stressful life?
3. Are you obese?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 20 hours later
1- no
2- yes
3- absolutely not.
I have also been sleeping a lot for the last 2 weeks, almost every afternoon, a couple of hours, which is totally abnormal for me. I m exhaused all the y
Time and my head is very heavy, like too much pressure inside
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of stress related hyperventilation and ABG abnormalities is mor

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Since you are having stressful life, possibility of stress anxiety induced hyperventilation is more in your case.. Due to hyperventilation, you are having ABG abnormalities.
So no need to worry for major pulmonary problem.
Your other symptoms like sleepiness, headache etc are also due to stress.
So please let me know
1. Which type of stress you are having?
2. Have you consulted psychiatrist?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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