What do these pulse oximeter readings indicate?
I would explain as follows:
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I carefully reviewed your uploaded images and would explain that those drops in blood oxygen saturation levels during sleep could indicate possible sleep apnea.
Are you overweight? Do you smoke?
Coming to this point, if you have other symptoms like increased sleepiness during the day, or if you snore during sleep, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests to investigate for sleep apnea:
- a chest X ray study and pulmonary function tests
- a polysomnography.
Otherwise, if you are not overweight, and don't have any of the above symptoms, there is nothing to worry about.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
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