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What causes severe headache during intercourse?

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: i get a severe headache when having sex. it happens when i am about to climax.this started recently, it is mostly on the right side of the top of my head. if i stop the headache slowly dissipates.
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Answered by Dr. Bruno Mascarenhas (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to Increased Intra Cranial Tension

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas, and I am here to help you. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns.

There are few early warning signs of increased intracranial tension (pressure inside the skull). These are
1. Headache while coughing
2. Headache while sneezing
3. Headache while passing motion
4. Headache while lifting weights
5. Headache when having sex

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Headache during sex can be due to so many reasons like migraine

But
Since Raised Intra Cranial Tension needs immediately medical attention,

You have to undergo
1. Clinical Examination
2. Fundus Examination
3. MRI Brain

If these are normal, we can be assured that this is a trivial cause of headache and manage accordingly

So
I suggest you consult your Neurosurgeon and get evaluated for Increased ICP (intra cranial pressure)

Hope you found the answer helpful.

If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Best Wishes for Speedy Recovery
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Take care.

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What causes severe headache during intercourse?

Brief Answer: Can be due to Increased Intra Cranial Tension Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas, and I am here to help you. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. There are few early warning signs of increased intracranial tension (pressure inside the skull). These are 1. Headache while coughing 2. Headache while sneezing 3. Headache while passing motion 4. Headache while lifting weights 5. Headache when having sex -oOo- Headache during sex can be due to so many reasons like migraine But Since Raised Intra Cranial Tension needs immediately medical attention, You have to undergo 1. Clinical Examination 2. Fundus Examination 3. MRI Brain If these are normal, we can be assured that this is a trivial cause of headache and manage accordingly So I suggest you consult your Neurosurgeon and get evaluated for Increased ICP (intra cranial pressure) Hope you found the answer helpful. If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions. Best Wishes for Speedy Recovery Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care. -oOo- PS 1 : After all your doubts have been cleared, kindly (a) Close this Question (b) Rate my Replies and (c) Give your Feedback. PS 2 : In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly in HealthCareMagic at http://bit.ly/askdrbruno