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Why have my oxygen levels increased?

My oxygen levels have increased for no reason. i use oxygen to mobilise but for the last week my oxygen levels have gone from around 90 – 92 resting to 95 and up to 97 with oxygen.

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  • Janet Plank moderator
    5 days ago

    Oxygen levels can appear higher too, if there is a retention of CO2.
    Have a better breathing night.
    Janet (site moderator)

  • Deborah Borge moderator
    6 days ago

    Sometimes your oxygen levels can increase due to the fact your doing more things physically. Exercising can open your air ways more increasing the oxygen flow. Hope this is helpful Debz (site Moderator)

  • lesley57 author
    2 weeks ago

    thank you i have spoken to my respiratory nurse and had it explained It was very od to suddenly have a raised o2 level thank you again for your response

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi lesley, and thank you for responding. Glad to hear you were able to speak with your respiratory nurse and have this explained further for your condition. Is there anything that you learned from her that you are able to share with the community? Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi lesley and thanks for this post. You may be aware we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), but your concern certainly warrants a reply. I am presuming you have been diagnosed with COPD and also that you are using physician-prescribed supplemental oxygen therapy. In the most general of terms, providing oxygen to a person will almost always increase their oxygen saturation. You would probably do best to ask your question to your diagnosing/prescribing physician. There can be any number of answers as to why your oxygen saturation has gone up when previously this did not occur. Please do check back and let us know how you’re doing. Good luck! Leon (site moderator)

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