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what causes high blood pressure in a female who just gave birth?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Pain, stress: Pain can raise blood pressure, so can stress.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Pregnancy: High blood pressure can be induced by the pregnancy - either as part of a toxemia (eg pre-eclampsia) or as isolated pregnancy induced hypertension. It generally improves but duration is variable and could last 2 months. Depending on severity , it may require treatment. Follow the advice of you OB or be referred to an internist or nephrologist or cardiologist.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

I am about 4 to 5 weeks pregnant i've been bleeding for a week already. I have no cramps nor blood clots . I went to the doctors yesturday and was told there was an egg sac but they couldn't see anything inside of it. The doctor told me I may be too early

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Im a 19 yr old female runner. Im having pretty bad joint pain in my knees.. Please advise?

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