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Can menstruation cause low blood pressure

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Unlikely: If you are bleeding heavily the system might not have time to compensate for the lost blood cells. The blood volume might get replaced with more water... Read More
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Period: If the period is heavy with significant blood loss, it can lead to low BP

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Many things: If you have no symptoms then there is no worry. If you have symptoms you could be going into shock, adrenal insufficiency, dehydration, etc. See your ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk ... Read More
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Commonly dehydration: For the average person, the most common cause of low BP is from dehydration--not getting enough fluids/foods. For elderly this is even more common. Al... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folk... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Various causes: Low blood pressure is one cause of lightheadedness. Other causes are slow heart rate, anemia, visual disturbance, inner ear disorder, medications, ups... Read More
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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes: HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a very weak diuretic that is very good for Hypertension and sometimes, the first drug used. Lasix (furosemide) is a stro... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not usually: 119/40 not really low. The top number or systolic pressure is the important value if its low then people get dizzy. The lower number the diastolic ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Nitrates: Both may cause some drop in blood pressure but usually not very much. Nitrates are not typically used for treatment of hypertension. The effects of th... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: What do you define as low blood pressure? Blood pressure that seems to be on the low side is generally a normal finding in teenagers. It causes no iss... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Is it a problem?: A "normal" blood pressure varies from person to person. If you have no symptoms, then there's nothing to worry about. If you are symptomatic, then we... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: But depends on how low. Also concurrent blood pressure meds with anemia can exacerbate the low blood pressure. Hope this helps.

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