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High BP & IUD

Does anyone else notice BP elevation after IUD insertion?  I started on IUD since 8/1/2018 (3 months ago).  My BP has been averaging 130/85 compared to my normal BP 100/60.  I thought it was some sort of kidney dysfunction since I also have multiple bilateral moderately complex kidney cysts.  But I’ve heard at least one other lady who had the same BP issue with IUD.  Thus, I wonder if IUD (progesterone only ones) can indeed significantly elevate blood pressure.  Please share your knowledge, thoughts, and experiences on this topic.  Thank you!
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973741 tn?1342346373
Hormones can impact blood pressure. I'm proof positive.  I'd call your doctor as this may not be the best thing for you!  Let me know how you are doing!
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not typically.  I work ob/gyn, asked one of the NPs. she checked with any updates, this is not listed as side effect.  I would check in to the kidney issue as that can be linked to BP problems.
Thanks!  My primary care doctor is tracking my kidney function now.  Last lab showed stage 3 kidney disease.  I was so bummed!  My kidney was healthy the year before (except for multiple Bosniak 2F bilateral complex cysts).  I stopped all medications and could only hope that my kidney function would bounce  back.  Recently, I find myself cancelling doctor appointments, skipping labs, not responding messages from my doctor's office...... I know this is not good for me.  I'm just feeling like crap and so scared to find out what is going on......
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