Benign exertional-sex headache
Benign exertional-sex headache: Introduction
Benign exertional-sex headache: Benign exertional sex-headache is a muscle contraction headache developing before or during an orgasm due to the hemodynamic changes that occur at the time.
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Symptoms of Benign exertional-sex headache
- The headache occurs just after sexual intercourse and may be brief in duration, 15 minutes to 20 minutes, or prolonged and may last for a day.
- The sexual headache varies in length from minutes to hours, and the severity may be mild or, more frequently, moderate to severe.
- The timing of the headaches is variable, but usually they are just prior to orgasm. The headache with sexual intercourse is usually occipital, but it may be generalized.
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Treatments for Benign exertional-sex headache
- Stopping intercourse when the headache begins can lessen the length or duration of the headache
- Exclusion of other causes of headache
- Patient education and reassurance to ensure insight into the condition
- Cessation of intercourse with onset of the headache may lessen symptoms
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