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    What causes low oxygen rate while suffering from pulmonary embolism?

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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: would you have a low oxygen rate if you were having a pulmonary embolism?
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
In most cases it is normal after the acute phase

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking in HealthcareMagic.

I can understand your concern

It depends on the case.

Usually after passing the acute phase of pulmonary embolism the oxygen is in normal ranges.
In central pulmonary embolism oxigen is low mostly in the acute phase too.

However every case is different and there is no rule which defines how it will be the oxygen but in most cases the oxygen is normal after a pulmonary embolism.

I hope this info is helpful for you

Take care and feel free to ask me again

Dr.Jolanda
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