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how soon after getting blood drawn from both arms can i check my blood pressure. both arms were poked & i'm monitoring blood pressure for appt soon. ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
After calming down: Since needles can stimulate anxiety in some people leading to transient hypertension, wait till you are no longer nervous. If your pulse rate seems to be normal, the BP will likely be accurate as well. Most people should have fully recovered from such an encounter in less than 30 minutes.
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
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