A 46-year-old member asked:
i have blood pressure and mastectomy, what to do?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
Unclear: Not clear how we can help you? Can you please restate your question.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Are blood pressure and mastectomy related?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: The two have no relation.
Many people who have had mastectomy may also have lymph nodes removed in the armpit. This may impede the flow of fluid from the arm back to the body. These people are often suggested to avoid trauma, finger sticks for blood work and blood pressure cuffs as that can increase the problem and cause lymphedema. That is the only connection.
Last updated Jan 17, 2014
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