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North Richland Hills, TX
A 29-year-old male asked:

i love having my blood pressure checked. i love the squeeze of the cuff on my arm is this stange?

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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Blood pressure : Some people say it painful if your okay with it great.

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Reading, MA
A 61-year-old female asked:

What causes a 20 point difference in blood pressure from arm to arm? This has been consistent for years. 140/80 to 120/80?

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Dr. Prabhat Sinha
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Subclavian stenosis: 10 to 15 point difference is normal but if it is higher than that then start looking for cause such as narrowing of arteries in chest cavity like subclavian , brachiocephalic etc.
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A 48-year-old female asked:

Is the wristband blood pressure machines as good as the arm band ones?

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Dallas, TX
A 20-year-old female asked:

Why should a blood prressure not be taken in a particular arm ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Various reasons: Women who have had a mastectomy with removal of lymph nodes should avoid it as the arm can be easily injured by the cuff. Those with known arterial blockage in the shoulder (subclavian) arteries should avoid it because it will be inaccurate. Those are the only 2 reasons i can think of.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes a different blood pressure in each arm?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Blockage in the vess: Some degree of difference is physiological.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to use upper arm blood pressure monitor on lower arm?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: The usual method is with a cuff over the upper arm and the stethoscope located over the brachial artery at the elbow end of the biceps muscle. It is possible to record a less accurate blood pressure in the wrist with the cuff on the forearm.

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