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<br>Intense pain in head and flashing lights , when reaching orgasm. History of Hormonal Migraines. Suggestion?<br>

For about the last 12 months when ever I orgasm I get an intense pain in the head which is accompanied by lightening type splashes of light. Over that same period of time I have also seem to be getting more and more headaches which are like a dull ache constantly in the back of my head which worsen when I cough or bear down sending sharp jabbing pain sometimes also accompanied by the flashing lights. The current one I have now has lasted for 4 days. The pain is not so bad when I wake up in the morning but it worsens during the day and I only seem to get relief when I am laying down. I suffer hormonal migraines sometimes up to 3 during a menstrual cycle and the pain I have now is similar to the after effects of a normal migraine...
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I have noted your problem

The possibilities could be 1. Migraine 2. Benign coital headache 3. Remote possibity of vascular malforamation in the brain

You need evaluation by a neurologist who will guide you through clinical and lab investigations. Better to get a scan to rule out secondary causes of headache.

Your treatment will depend upon the cause

Hope this clarifies

Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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