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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: extreme headaches during sex


 brookmsd - Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:58 pm

Im a 20 year old male and when I have sex or masturbate i get extreme headaches. It usually last for about 15 minutes and the headaches go away but it is extremely painful. It started happening 3 days ago and it was a sudden onset. Any comments would be helpfull.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:09 am

User avatar Hello,
This is common enough there is a name for it: sex headaches and men are three times as likely to get them as women. Usually they are nothing to worry about, but some can be a sign of something serious, such as problems with blood vessels to your brain. For this reason it's wise to have it checked out.

It is also possible this could be triggered by low blood sugar, drug use, sinus infection, or other conditions. Some people have these in clusters, where they occur several times in a short timespan, then disappear for a while, recurring later with another cluster.

If the doctor discovers no underlying problem, he/she might be able to prescribe medication that could help such as anti-inflammatories, beta-blockers, or migraine relief medications.

Good luck.

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