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Had blood patch 5 days ago due to PDPH. Was feeling pretty good until today when headache is back and now I notice neck pain and when I bend my neck I feel low back pain and pressure.

Had blood patch 5 days ago due to PDPH. Was feeling pretty good until today when headache is back and now I notice neck pain and when I bend my neck I feel low back pain and pressure.

Post LP Headache: Wanna sound more like a neurologist? Just say "Post LP headache" Sorry the "patcher" didn't do you the favor of explaining that in an average of 30% of cases patches failed and had to be redone. The main risk for failure is thought to be oversized tear for blood patch to fully cover. Wanna chat some more on this? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


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Low back pain stomach pressure and pressure urinating, I have blood in urine and my 2nd bout of diverticulitis in 2 mos, CT proven, why urine blood?

Low back pain stomach  pressure and pressure urinating, I have blood in urine and my 2nd  bout of diverticulitis in 2 mos, CT proven, why urine blood?

Diverticulitis : Diverticulitis can cause a perforation into the bladder which may explain the bleeding. Sometimes colon cancer can book like diverticulitis and also go into the bladder causing blood in the urine. Would recommend seeing your physician for further evaluation. If you've not had one already you'll probably need a colonoscopy and likely a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he  is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

My blood pressure increase?

Many possibilities: Salt in your diet. Normal fluctuation. Were you totally at rest when it was measured? Was your arm at heart-height? Is your cuff accurate? Are there foods interfering with your medications (if you're on any?) have you gained weight? Are you on any new med? Are you stressed? Have you slept well? If none of the above, just treat it and get it down to normal to reduce your risks. ...Read more

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How to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more