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A 30-year-old male asked:

why is it different numbers in different arms is that normal left arm 123 74 right arm 112 72 help please...

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Dr. Matthew Parker
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Probably fine. : Different BP in left & right arms is normal. Left is usually a bit higher that right (left arm arteries sorta closer to heart than right). A BIG pressure diff can signal a problem, but yours isn't alarming to me. You might try to ensure you're well-hydrated, and recheck in 2-4 weeks, especially if no other symptoms. Good luck!

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