If You Have A Bladder Or Kidney Infection Would It Cause Your Blood Pressure To Be Extremely High?

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Asked by joyce5242

If You Have A Bladder Or Kidney Infection Would It Cause Your Blood Pressure To Be Extremely High?

today I went to the obgyn for bladder infection. My blood pressure has been extremely high over the last week or so. I check it every day about 10 times because I am concerned about the numbers. My family doctor knows about the numbers and just says to keep taking my bp and record the results. I am concerned, should I be?

Answer

Unless you are experiencing tremendous pain, a simple UTI is not associated with hypertension. If you are having repetitive infections of the kidney that are causing kidney damage, it is possible that the kidney has sustained damage that might possibly be associated with hypertension. If the BP continues to be elevated, an evaluation should be undertaken.

Answered by Jay Motola, M.D.