Orgasmic Headaches

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

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Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Orgasmic Headaches

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Headache arising during intercourse is, of course, one of the most unsettling headache presentations. The differential diagnosis for sudden headache (e.g., subarachnoid hemorrhage, arterial dissection, cerebral venous thrombosis) is discussed as well as the gamut of exertional headaches. Treatment of orgasmic headache is also summarized.

Chapter.  1023 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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