Which BP reading is right??

This section is for discussions with other women who have probably been through the same signs/symptoms that you may be experiencing. Please note, we cannot offer medical advice and encourage members to discuss their concerns with their doctors. New members, come on in and introduce yourself!
akemt
Registered User
Posts: 4961
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2003 07:35 pm

Re : Which BP reading is right??

Postby akemt » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:53 am

Just wanted to let you know that I have one arm that was always significantly higher than the other (I should try to remember which!) in both of my pregnancies and we always went with the higher one. Sometimes I did have to "request" the OB nurses at the hospital take it in the correct arm (while upright!) and write it down.

How did your doctor visit go? Best wishes,

User avatar
caryn
Forum Moderator
Posts: 10203
Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 06:36 am

Re : Which BP reading is right??

Postby caryn » Wed Sep 27, 2006 04:18 pm

Our Experts have addressed this in the past -- it's quite common for bp to vary dramatically between arms. I try not to think too hard about how I walk around out of balance like that all the time. [:)]

Here's a link:

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16336

tinacolada
Registered User
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 06:28 pm

Re : Which BP reading is right??

Postby tinacolada » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:35 am

The docs where I work want you to take it sitting on your right arm after 5 minutes of rest. That is weird it varies so much for you. Good Luck at your appointment. Tina

fiona
Forum Moderator
Posts: 5767
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 08:33 pm

Re : Which BP reading is right??

Postby fiona » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:05 am

Michelle,

there is often a difference in BP between arms. The highest side should be the one recorded. Let us know what the doctor says.

chubbiesmom
Registered User
Posts: 196
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 04:38 pm

Which BP reading is right??

Postby chubbiesmom » Wed Sep 27, 2006 08:11 am

Would anyone know why such a difference in the reading from your right arm or your left arm when taking your blood pressure?? Which reading should you go by?? My blood pressure is better in my left this morning 136/72 and holy crap 156/91 in my right. Not looking forward to me doctor visit today after seeing that number.

michelle


Return to “Ask the Experienced”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests