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I've been monitoring my o2 levels the past couple of days.

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I've been monitoring my o2 levels the past couple of days. It never goes above 95 even when resting and when I begin to walk around the house it drops into the 80s. I have a pain in my left side under my ribs and I am extremely tired. I've been sick the last 3 weeks with sore throat post nasal drip cough shortness of breath. I've been meaning to go to the doctor but I thought I would have been able to kick it by now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

That is concerning.

You may have bacterial pneumonia affecting parts of the lungs.

That will cause drop in oxygenation.

Blood clots in the lung blood vessels is another serious possibility.

Please go to the ER for further evaluation with CT PE protocol.

Best wishes,

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