Blood pressure 200/112--go to emergency room?

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    My mom just had a blod pressure reading of 200/112. We were unnable to get an immediate doctor's apoitment and the next available date is 10 days from now. Would you consider this an emergency and should she go to the emergency room or can we wait until the 16th? The test was done at a free mobile clinic. She has no health insurance hence she will be going to a public clinic.
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    THIS IS AN EMERGENCY

    is she on any meds, has she been taking them as ordered. what did the people att the free mobile clinic say, has she ever had this high a b/p before?
    i know that b/p can be varible over a short period of time but this needs to be evaluated as soon as possible
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    Quote from chatsdale
    this is an emergency

    is she on any meds, has she been taking them as ordered. what did the people att the free mobile clinic say, has she ever had this high a b/p before?
    i know that b/p can be varible over a short period of time but this needs to be evaluated as soon as possible
    she is not on any meds. never had a blood presure test before (she is visiting from another country where there is very limited access to health care--thank god if you are in america!!). the nurse at the free clinic gave us the phone number for the public clinic for us to call and make an apointment, and this is the earliest appointment we could get.

    thanks for your feed back.
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    Did you tell them at the clinic what her blood pressure was? What did they tell you?
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    Those with urgent health concerns should seek urgent medical attention. Your mother's primary care physician should be able to help make this determination.


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