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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders
Question: Headaches when I have erection
|jukeboxgigalo - Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:43 pm||
Just recently I have experienced moderate to fairly painful headaches when I have an erection. While having sex the headache intensifies and after orgasm it slowly goes away in 5 to 10 minutes. Not sure if it would be anything serious but it is quite bothersome sometimes.
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:29 pm||
Headaches associated with orgasm is thought to be due to increased blood pressure which result in dilatation of the cerebral blood vessels.
Sex headaches can affect anyone especially stressed individuals or those on certain treatments like decongestants.
Sex headaches usually do not require treatment as they disappear in minutes spontaneously after orgasm.
Severe cases with prolonged headache may require NSAID for treatment or as prophylactic before having sex. Slowing down the sexual activity and the frequency may help in control of the headache.
Direct clinical examination is essential.
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