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I had surgery on a herniated disc. While I was an inpatient,

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I had surgery on a herniated disc. While I was an inpatient, the nurse would check my vitals in the middle of the night and find that my blood presssure was very low. She didn't say how low, but low enough that I had to receive a fluid bolus to raise it back up. The bolus worked and raised my bp to a satisfactory level, but it remained a bit low. Normally my bp is 110/70. I'm a 41 y/o female. Why would my bp be low after receiving fluids all day, why would it be very low in the middle of the night, and is this why I am so groggy in the morning that I can hardly get out of bed after 8-9 hours of sleep?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 6 years ago.

It is normal for our blood pressure to be at its lowest through the night - especially in a young healthy woman like yourself.

You do not need to worry about this.

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