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I have ehlers danlos hyper mobility type ie stretchy skin and

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I have ehlers danlos hyper mobility type ie stretchy skin and rubbery bones , I am currently on oxygen due to my low blood oxygen levels , is there any way ehlers danloss is linked with this problem ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
No, not typically
Why did they put you on oxygen
What tests have you had?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

because I have breathing problems due to low oxygen/respiratory problems I get very out of breath just going upstairs for example I blood oxygen drop to below 80 and then pick up to say 85 but from what I can gather 96 is about normal , numerous blood test and respiratory tests

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
And what did the pulmonologist and internist tell you about this"?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

don't understand whom are pulmonologist and internist ?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Pulmonologist is a specialist in lung
Internist is a spedialist in adult medicine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

not seen either specialist

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
OK
And do you have results from an actual blood gas
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes I think it was about 7 awaiting appointment for next blood gas check

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
no such thing as 7 you would be dead
blood gas has P02, CO2, etc.
What did your GP tell you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

had test done in hospital they were a little disturbed at result cannot remember

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
That was not the question.
What does your GP tell you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

GP left it with consultants cannot remember hospital result not spoken to GP since

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
OK
Well, that does not really give me any information other than you have what you think is an abnormal blood case, low pulse ox reading, and ED.
And probably spirometry.
You need more extensive pulmonary testing.
They need to get you to a pulmonologist for a diagnosis.
You probably will need a high resolution CT scan of the lungs.
There are many causes that might not show up on simple testing.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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