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Intense headaches during ejaculation when have sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have experienced intense headaches during ejaculation when have sex
Doctor :   hi
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ok
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since when are you having this problem?
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does this happen every time you have a sexual intercourse?
User :   just in the past few days
User :   it has happened 3 times
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ok
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does the headache come before ejaculation or after ejaculation?
User :   just as I am close it starts then gets intense during
Doctor :   does the pain involves entire head or only a particular location?
Doctor :   are you taking any medications at present?
User :   it seems to start in the back and then to the front, it reminds me of a brain freeze when eating ice cream
Doctor :   are you taking any medications to enhance your sexual performance?
User :   I am taking a staten? for high cholesteral, no sex performance drugs
Doctor :   are you having any kind of stress recently affecting your personal or work life?
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have the headaches gone worse since starting or have they remained the same?
User :   no,maybe AAAAAAA t been sleeping enough
Doctor :   ok
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lack of sleep could be one of the cause that is making you have these headaches
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Sex headaches are the headaches that are brought on by sexual activity รข?? especially an orgasm.
Doctor :   it could be as a dull ache in your head and neck that builds up as sexual excitement increases or
Doctor :   it could be a a sudden, severe headache just before or during orgasm or even just after the orgasm.
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most of these headaches are not serious ones, and they are called as 'benign coital headaches'
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but at times it can become serious issue especially if they are linked with the blood vessels supplying the brain
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which when ruptures causing bleed and then headache during the sexual activity.
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most of the 'benign coital headaches' last for about 30 minutes and then subside
Doctor :   incase your headceh is not subsided after 30 minutes of the act, or you have otherassociated symptoms with it like that of nausea, blurry vision, intense headache which does not come down, or sudden rise in intensity
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then it should be further evaluated
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have you followed what i have said?
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are you there?
User :   yes I am here
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes I have followed
Doctor :   ok
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so if you are facing any of the above associated symtoms, you will and you should investigate the headaches more
User :   the intense headache lasts about 5 minutes then goes to a dull headache
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to make sure that there is no serious cause for ot like- blled into subarachnoid space, brain, Sinus infection, stroke, etc
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ok
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since this is a abrupt start for you, it should not be left alone either
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it is recommended that you see you doctor and get a examination and investigations like EEG and MRI brain done
User :   ok
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and since you are a cholesterol patient on medication, you should again be vigilant
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since cholesterol deposits in blood vessels can also cause then to rupture- the mechanism being like this
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cholesterol deposits in blood vessles leading to partial or complete obstruction, and during sexual activity due to heightened pressure in blood, ,
User :   so I should probably not have sex until I see my doctor?
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it might erupture
User :   my blood pressure has always been good
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yes, it will be wise to avoid sexual contact unless the cause is made out and any seious cause is ruled out
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during sexual activity blood pressure elevates even in normal people who dont have high blood pressure
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so even if your blod pressure is under control the rest of the time, during sexual activity it will be increased
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putting you to a risk of bleed
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please provide your age
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when was the last blood work up done for cholesterol levels?
User :   49 years, I am due for blood work and physical
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ok
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then i suggest you do the blood work and physical soon
User :   last blood work was 4 or 5 months ago, it was normal
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such that any other serious cause for your sex headaches can be ruled out
Doctor :   and if no serious causes are found out , then you can be started on some medications for the relief from headaches
User :   ok, thank you
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and if so, then these medications should be taken one hour before sexual activity
User :   ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no that is all thank you
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User :   done
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User :   thanks again, goodbye
Doctor :  
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