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Topic: Blood pressure cuff pain

Forum: Pain —

Share important questions and provide support to others experiencing breast cancer and treatment-related pain.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2012 01:13AM - edited Mar 17, 2013 11:13AM by Shrek4

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Nov 9, 2012 04:44PM NatsFan wrote:

YES!!!!  I thought I was the only one.  I'm OK with the old fashioned manual BP cuffs if the nurse doesn't get carried away, but those machine ones bring me to tears.  And of course the pain spikes my BP levels and I get an unnaturally high reading.  I have LE in the right arm so can only use the left for BP, and I've taken to insisting that only manual BP cuffs be used.  If a doctor's office only has a machine, then I do not permit my BP to be taken that day.   

Mary Dx 12/31/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 9, 2012 06:28PM harvey wrote:

Yes and bruises too. Make sure there are no creases on the cuff. Never mind the nurse - check.

Also is the cuff the right size for you? I have heavy arms so make sure that a large size cuff is used.

Its still sore - but not enough to cause bruising 

If the glass is only half full - get a smaller glass. Now your glass is full again.

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