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My husbands blood pressure is 173 over 92 he has

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Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: My husbands blood pressure is 173 over 92 he has a bad headache and feels terrible 4 days ago he had an epidural. Help
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Most probably its pain induced

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Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Mostly probably, just two findings of headache and raised BP are mostly post-spinal headache and resultant high BP.

However I will like to rule out raised intracranial pressure (since presence of wide pulse pressure). The usual findings of raised ICT will include low pulse, high BP, changes in respiration. Also nausea, vomiting, vision problems, fear of looking in light, or inability to walk straight line.

BP lowering medicines will be needed if BP is consistently raised.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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