Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Started finasteride yesterdayand my blood pressure is up…

Started finasteride yesterdayand...

Started finasteride yesterdayand my blood pressure is up nervous and a blood vessel in my eye burst today. Could this be the medicine. I take hytrin too for bph and my blood pressure is usually fine. Or two days ago I used saw palmetto, maybe that?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

My health is ok just bph. Taking armour thyroid and fluoxetine 10mg for years, no problems. No hear disease

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just mild anxiety, hypothyroid, bph and ed

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
12/4/2017
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3,435
Experience: MBBS
Verified

Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly

Ask Your Own Medical Question

Well raised blood pressure can cause such presentation so it could probably be a transient spike in your blood pressure. It usually resolves on its own n no intervention neededas such other then optimum control of blood pressure

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Saturday I used saw palmetto y stet day I started finasteride 5mg could either have caused this
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I had no high blood pressure until today after yesterday starting finasteride, the day before I did use saw palmetto I need to know if these caused the high bp

Saw palmetto is known to cause blood pressure fluctuations but not finasteride so its saw plametto more likely

Ask Your Own Medical Question

hope you found it useful.

Let me know if you have any more queries.

Please reward credit for the consult by clicking 5 stars in rating corner of your page if you are satisfied.

Wishing you a healthy life.

Regards.

Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3,435
Experience: MBBS
Verified
Dr.Saleem and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr.Saleem Your Own Question
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3,435
3,435 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS

Dr.Saleem is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
Are there any true cure herbs, medications that will cure
Are there any true cure herbs, medications that will cure bph … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,841 satisfied customers
I am a 58yr old male with mild BPH that has not been getting
I am a 58yr old male with mild BPH that has not been getting noticably worse lately but has been present for years. While my stream is certainly not like when I was younger I have no difficulty urinat… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,841 satisfied customers
Please guide me so i can discuss with family doc whether
Please guide me so i can discuss with family doc whether Rebalance hormones or change medications. Symptoms sugar cravings, trouble losing weight, low mood, tired, insomnia and some anxiety. Recent te… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
Is it better to focus on hormones or on medications for
Is it better to focus on hormones or on medications for insomnia, low libido, tired, apathetic. Tsh is 2.15 taking armour 30mg, testosterone is 418, progesterone .4, estradiol is 26. Medications are w… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I recently started taking Tamsulosin for BPH. I also
I recently started taking Tamsulosin for BPH. I also self-cath 4 times per day for urinary retention. My question is should I NEED to urinate in between caths. I a drinking plenty of water as instruct… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,841 satisfied customers
I started taking saw palmetto i have type 2 diabetes, sugar
i started taking saw palmetto i have type 2 diabetes, sugar is regulated using metformin 500mg 2 tabs 1x per day. just in the last 7 days(about the same time as i started saw palmetto) i feel a tingli… read more
Pauline
Pauline
Doctor
Bachelor Degree
776 satisfied customers
You recommend me to use the hytrin - 10 mg per day, but
You recommend me to use the hytrin - 10 mg per day, but after I sense the pain in my kidney. What to do?… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
Last night while sitting in bed relaxing I got chest pains.
Last night while sitting in bed relaxing I got chest pains. The pain also seemed to occur simultaneously in my upper back and neck,and especially between my shoulder blades. The pain felt like a deep … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
7,795 satisfied customers
Age 76, 105g gland, 10cc retention, void >10cc/sec. Max dose
age 76, 105g gland, 10cc retention, void >10cc/sec. Max dose TRT monthly. Gland 80g 2008. Just started 4 month trial of P2.4,Saw Palmetto, 5MgCialis daily, 8Mg. Rapaflo. Any suggestions on reductio… read more
Dr. P. Jyoti
Dr. P. Jyoti
Consultant MD
MD
5,650 satisfied customers
I started on Levothyroxine 111mcg on May 13th. My TSH was
I started on Levothyroxine 111mcg on May 13th. My TSH was 10.46. About a year ago I saw an endo doc and he said to get rid of the stress as my thyroid was functioning. It was around 7. I have had some… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
Is it possible to use supplements for severe BPH instead of
Is it possible to use supplements for severe BPH instead of hytrin and flowmax in order to eliminate the retrograde ejaculation caused by these drugs?… read more
Dr.Nasim
Dr.Nasim
Medical Specialist
Post-Doctoral Degree
108 satisfied customers
I'm an 85 year old with an active sex life but unable to
I'm an 85 year old with an active sex life but unable to ejaculate. What do you recommend?… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I am a 62 year old male who suffers from enlarged prostrate,
I am a 62 year old male who suffers from enlarged prostrate, erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, mental illness, thyroid dysfuncton, etc. I have been reading about "Prostrate … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,841 satisfied customers
Dr. Monica, I found on internet one article saying that
Dr. Monica, I found on internet one article saying that taking 'african plum tree bark' (100mgxday) could dangerously increase the effects of alfuzosina cloridrato (xatral). Others do not mention this… read more
Dr. Monica
Dr. Monica
Family Physician
M.D.
808 satisfied customers
My md proposes: 50mcg levothyroxine my tsh was high two
Hi! So my md proposes: 50mcg levothyroxine my tsh was high two months ago 5mg androderm my testosterone was 270, dhea 621 two months ago wellbutrin 75mg 2 x a day for depression for past six months ur… read more
Dr. Wajid
Dr. Wajid
Senior Registrar Internal Medicine
MBBS/ FCPS
2,169 satisfied customers
Syptoms I am having now: headache, thryoid gland is swollen,
Syptoms I am having now: headache, thryoid gland is swollen, swelling in my lower arms, legs/feet - a general feeling of tightness in my arms and legs, fatique, swelling in my face - around and under … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,060 satisfied customers
I have been taking adrenal extract for symptoms of Adrenal
I have been taking adrenal extract for symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue. I am very happy with the results (less anxiety and tension, sleeping better), except that I experience bloodshot eyes. I even burst … read more
Dr-Camp
Dr-Camp
Medical Director, Professor, Clinician
Doctoral Degree
13 satisfied customers
I DO NOT WANT Dr. Rutman, as I want a second opinion.
I DO NOT WANT Dr. Rutman, as I want a second opinion. ********************************************************* I have a slightly enlarge prostate, 62 yrs-young white male. Four years ago - when I all… read more
Dr. G MD
Dr. G MD
Nephrologist and Consultant
Doctoral Degree
349 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x