A member asked:

I have been having diarrhea the last few days, can that cause my blood pressure to go up. thanks?

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Dr. Jenell Wade answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Not typically: A few days of diarrhea would more commonly cause lower blood pressure if you are not drinking enough fluids. It is possible that one's blood pressure could go up with a few days of diarrhea if you are not taking your bp meds or not absorbing it. If there is associated nausea/vomiting, or the diarrhea is so severe that your blood pressure med is not being absorbed, your bp could increase.

Answered 7/29/2020



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