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Forum Name: Headaches

Question: moderate headaches in 11 yr old boy after exercise


 jmarker - Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:30 am

My eleven year old son has been experiencing headaches after certain physical exercise activities, such as running longer distances and wrestling with me. He claims the headaches are moderate, seem to be felt all over with the strongest intensity on the right side, and gets better with rest. He does have spring and summer allergies, but no other health conditions. Is this something for which we should be concerned?
 John Kenyon, CNA - Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:54 pm

User avatar Hello -

While in all probability, like most headaches, this problem is a very benign thing, it might be worth at the very least bringing it to the attention of a pediatrician, since it seems to be related to exertion, and this could possibly due to an abnormal increase in blood pressure (which would suggest a possible adrenal problem) or the remote possibility of an arterial malformation between the brain and skull. While either possibility is remote, the complaint is unusual enough to at least warrant bringing it to the attention of a doctor. Since you brought it here you probably do have some concern, and that's very responsible of you.

Please do follow up with us on this.

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