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Normal oxygen level

what do you consider to be a normal oxygen level at rest?
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At an altitude of 5,280 feet the normal oxygen saturation should be 92% or greater and at sea level, 94% or greater.  If, however you are having a lot of pain that could restrict your breathing and/or are not yet fully ambulatory, your levels might be in the mid to high 80% range.  That would not be normal but would not be uncommon.  At that point you might benefit from the administration of supplemental oxygen.  With lower levels than the upper 80%, your doctor should be checking to see if you have pneumonia or if your lungs are not fully expanded.

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