3 years

Oxygenation below 94

I bought an oximeter and have it monitored daily and my oxygenation dropped from 97 to 94 this week, without any other symptoms. Should I look for a hospital?

Greetings! Thank you for your question.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. From your complaints, a drop of oxygen saturation can be a sign of a condition known as hypoxemia where the body has difficulty delivering oxygen to all of its cells, tissues, and organs. You may need to see a doctor if you have symptoms such as:

  • experience severe and sudden shortness of breath
  • experience shortness of breath when at rest
  • have severe shortness of breath that worsens during exercise or physical activity
  • rapid heartbeat
  • wake suddenly with shortness of breath or a feeling of choking

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor for full examination. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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