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What is this pH 7.33, pCO2 29, HCO3- 16?



Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Sep 13, 2021

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K. Myers

K. Myers

K. Myers
K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Jan 03, 2019

This would be a reading for someone with partially compensated metabolic acidosis. Therefore, the correct answer to this question is answer D. The reason it’s partially compensated metabolic acidosis is pretty simple. Metabolic acidosis is when there is an abnormally high level of acid in the body.

This pH, CO2 count, and HCO3 count are showing that the levels are declining, even though we cannot tell how much given that this is the only reading we have of this patient’s arterial blood gases.

So, it is a partially compensated case of metabolic acidosis. However, I would advise you to do your own research as I am not a medical expert nor am I a nurse in the field or in training.

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Oct 19, 2017

Hi there, would you please show me why it is partially compensated metabolic acidosis?

Thanks

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

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Wyatt Williams

Answered Sep 19, 2017

Partially compensated metabolic acidosis
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