benign exertional headache

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A relatively severe exercise-related headache that typically has an acute onset, lasts only seconds or minutes, and is associated exclusively with exertion. After the initial severe headache, a dull pain may persist for several hours. The precise cause is unknown, but may be related to a disturbance in the autoregulation of blood in the brain.

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