U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Saranac Lake, NY
A 54-year-old female asked:

What causes blood pressure to drop to84 62 one my normal blood pressure is between 139 140/8085 i just had major back surgery and it's been really low?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: There are multiple potential causes of low blood pressure in a post surgical patient. I would sure let your doctor know. Potential causes could include a low blood count, a reaction to your medication, heart failure or even a heart attack. Again, i would sure let your doctor know.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 38-year-old member asked:
Drop in blood pressure during surgery, should I be concerned?
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
What is low blood pressure after open hearst surgery?
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jan 24, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.