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My blood pressure is 168 over 72 do i goto the ER what do i do?

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Asked by .SOONTOBEMOMMY. at 1:47 AM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Call a doctor immediately if you have high blood pressure and:

    Your blood pressure is usually normal or well controlled, but it suddenly goes well above the normal range on more than one occasion.
    Your blood pressure is 180/110 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher.
    Call a doctor if:

    Your blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher on two or more occasions (taken at home or in a community screening program). If one blood pressure measurement is high, have another reading taken by a health professional to verify the first reading. Many doctors' offices or clinics will take blood pressure measurements without an appointment.
    You have significant side effects from any medicine you take for high blood pressure. The side effects may be so bad that you do not want to take your medicine anymore. Talk with your doctor before you stop taking your medicine

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Go to the ER, I answered you in your earlier post..... your BP is TOO HIGH for your body and the baby, go NOW, dont wait, it can get higher....please let us know how you are later, once you are back, you CANNOT wait til your doc is back in on Monday.

    Answer by SuperMomof3kids at 1:49 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • I think you need to call the advice nurse. The info above is from webmd, but it doesn't talk about pregnancy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • You should go to the ER immediately!!! I had preeclampsia with my first daughter and it's is a very serious matter!!!

    Answer by Avy1930 at 1:54 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • when i go what do i say? what are they gonna do?

    Answer by .SOONTOBEMOMMY. at 1:58 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Tell them how you are feeling and that you took your BP and what it was. They will simply check all your vital signs, your BP, monitor the baby maybe and maybe draw some labs. They will probably give you meds to bring your BP down. All will be fine, but you need to go, NOW

    Answer by SuperMomof3kids at 2:00 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • k i will update when i get back from the hosp

    Answer by .SOONTOBEMOMMY. at 2:03 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

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