Painful headache while pregnant


Q: Hi, I'm 39+2 pregnant and I've had a really painful headache for the last 15-16 hours, it's mainly in my temples and goes across to my forehead, I've tried sleeping and taking panadol but it doesn't seem to work at all. Just wondering if it's something to be worried about seeming it's starting to make me feel sick


A:   Hello,
If the headache has been persistent since last 15-16 hrs and not getting relieved by Panadol or other local measures like steam inhalation, then it becomes imperative that your blood pressure needs to be checked for gestational hypertension. This manifests as headache in pregnancy and if not diagnosed earlier, then indicate towards preeclamptic changes in pregnancy which would require certain immediate measures to control high BP to avoid jeopardizing fetal status.
It is strongly advised that you may visit your ER sooner and get evaluated for pre-eclamsia and high blood pressure.
I hope I have answered your query,
wishing you a safe pregnancy,

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon