• brown.carrie brown.carrie
    August 04, 2010
    Can pain cause high blood pressure?
    brown.carrie brown.carrie
    August 04, 2010

    I am 28 years old and a mother of three. My youngest is two months old, and during my pregnancy I started to have pain in my lower left side. It turned out to be a kidney stone. My doctor told me that they would pass after I gave birth. Well, I'm still in pain, and now my blood pressure is very high. Could it be pain causing the high blood pressure?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    August 04, 2010
    Cort
    Health Guide
    August 04, 2010

    It's true that pain can cause a temporary increase in blood pressure, but over time that effect diminishes; chronic kidney stone pain should not cause your blood pressure to elevate, so something else may be going on. If your pain is still continuing and your physician is unaware of your blood pressure situation be sure to inform her of it.

     

    It is possible that the kidney stone has caused a worsening of kidney function, which could increase blood pressure. Alternatively, if you're taking OTC pain relievers regularly those may raise your blood pressure. All of this is definitely something to talk about with your doctor.

     

    In the meantime, here's an article that may be helpful:

     

    10 Things to Do This Month to Lower Your Blood Pressure

     

     


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  • reruho August 05, 2010
    reruho
    August 05, 2010
    Yes, chronic pain can make your blood pressure rises and in fact, ERs use this a sign that your pain is real. Does it cause Hypertension, which is a continous high blood, I would say maybe, maybe not. It would all depend on your pain level. I do feel it was a contributing factor to mine.   I am not sure that I would trust that doctor. If you are still in pain, you need to go back to the doctor and have the situation  re-evlauated. Something is wrong and the pain is a signal telling you this. If, it is a kidney stone, there must be a reason why it has not passed Reta READ MORE
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