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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches: Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as:
- when did it start?
- how often do they happen?
- are they getting more frequent or more painful?
- how long do they last?
- what does the headache feel like and can you point to it?
- does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day?
- what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache?
- have you had any big life changes?
- how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising?
- are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much?

Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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My mom is 73 and has high blood pressure and diabetes she has also had triple bypass surgery a few years ago. She is is the hospital now for very low?

My mom is 73 and has high blood pressure and diabetes she has also had triple bypass surgery a few years ago. She is is the hospital now for very low?

Low BP: There are many reasons for low BP in a cardiac patient. The heart function could be reduced, too much BP lowering medication, or fluid around the heart. There are other non-heart reasons such as an infection or problems with thyroid or adrenal gland, or also anemia. Could be as uncomplicated as dehydrated/fluid deplete status. It is good she is being evaluated in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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I'm F age 28 I weigh 200lbs 5, 4" I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism I've tried everything to lose weight can I get gastric bypass surgery!

I'm F age 28 I weigh 200lbs 5, 4" I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism I've tried everything to lose weight can I get gastric bypass surgery!

Perhaps: Your doctor can guide you through the process of attaining weight loss surgery. Provided they have exhausted all medical means and reversed hormonal causes you could be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Please see your doctor as soon as possible and good luck. ...Read more

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I was on nifedipine for my hypertension. Recently I went through a heart bypass surgery and currently on bisoprolol, isosorbide. Can I continue nifedipi?

I was on nifedipine for my hypertension. Recently I went through a heart bypass surgery and currently on bisoprolol, isosorbide. Can I continue nifedipi?

Ask your doctor: Without knowing all of your medical history or allergies, specific advice should be left to your treating physicians. Tight blood pressure control is important and based on your heart disease, bisoprolol is a reasonable choice of antihypertensive. An ace-inhibitor may also be useful, but again, please refer to the good judgement of your doctors. Be well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure after surgery?

What to do if I have high blood pressure after surgery?

HTN/Surgery: The high blood pressure may be related to the pain you are experiencing after surgery. Often controlling the pain may control the elevation of blood pressure after surgery. If it does not short term use of antihypertensives may be necessary ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure and pulse after surgery?

What to do if I have high blood pressure and pulse after surgery?

HTN/High Pulse: 1. Control Pain
2. Use B Blockers like Labetolol in the acute post surgical period ...Read more

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How about if you have high blood pressure and need to have back surgery?

How about if you have high blood pressure and need to have back surgery?

Blood pressure: As long as the blood pressure is under control well before surgery, it is not a contraindication to having surgery. If you do have high blood pressure and are considering surgery, you should see your primary md well before. Blood pressure meds will be continued the day if and after surgery to ensure your blood pressure is normal. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure during and after surgery?

What causes high blood pressure during and after surgery?

Adrenaline: The period surrounding surgery is potentially fraught with opportunities for adrenaline surges, e.g., fear, anxiety, pain. This may be accompanied by fast heart rate, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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Can CRPS be the cause of high blood pressure? Never had a problem before- CRPS in foot following fx, surgery. Dr a bit concerned.

YES: CRPS is a dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, and as such can be involved with multiple organs. One example is the kidney, which does play a role in blood pressure regulation. In end-stage CRPS, the intractable hypertension changes to orthostatic hypotension. If your doctor is concerned, maybe you should consult a specialist in hypertension management. ...Read more

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Dear Dr Want to ask if one is facing 3 heart veins closed one 90% and others 40% & 50% with high blood pressure. Is open heart surgery only solution?

Dear Dr Want to ask if one is facing 3 heart veins closed one 90% and others 40% & 50% with high blood pressure. Is open heart surgery only solution?

Coronary artery dz: It sounds like you are saying that the 3 main heart arteries, Right coronary, left anterior descending and left circumflex, all have blockages. Some doctors - interventional cardiologists - may try to stent these vessels (perform angiolpasty with stent) if he or she thinks they are causing symptoms. Or, you may be referred for bypass (CABG) surgery. It depends on other factors. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

Is it normal to have high blood pressure after 2 weeks of delivery?

No, see doctor: No. You should talk with your doctor since there are risks of developing pre-eclampsia even after delivery. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension: And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

Not related: Any cause of pain (including being in the postop period) will cause the BP to rise. This is normal and not to be confused with the disease of "hypertension." gb surgery doesn't cause hypertension, but the scrutiny of being in the medical system may lead to recognition of a pre-existing condition that previously had gone unrecognized. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more