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Could the rise in BP be due to epidural steroid injection?

Doctor, Two days ago I received an Epidural Steroid Injection, and last

evening I just happened to monitor my B/P, and was somewhat surprised. What normally used to read 138/67 was 185/90.

Could this have been caused by the shot I received. This morning

it is still 170/78 after taking my meds.

Thank You,

Gary E.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017
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An epidural steroid injection would only cause a transient rise, if at all in BP for about 24 hours depending on which steroid was given.
It is more likely that your bp is not adequately controlled. Keep monitoring regularly morning and evening to check for variability and consult your physician if it is still high.
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