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Arousal headache

Patient: Trying to figure out why I have major headache after ejaculating

 

 

Symptoms: Severe headache

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. Arousal headaches are also referred to as post-coital or orgasmic headaches. It is a very peculiar phenomenon to which the medical community has yet come to a conclusion on an exact cause of this. One widely circulating theory is that these headaches, which occur in men more than women, are caused by the sudden rise in blood pressure at the time of orgasm. If you have a history of migraines, this may put you at an increased susceptibility for these types of headaches.Thank you for choosing Askthedoctor.com

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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