The majority of these patients have no underlying intracranial pathologic condition and have a good prognosis. Since the pathophysiology is poorly understood, treatment choices are limited. Further research is needed to elucidate the pathophysiologic mechanisms of these uncommon headaches and to assess the cost-effectiveness of various diagnostic and follow-up strategies. This article focuses on eleven unusual headache syndromes, all of which are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The emergency physician is well-trained to exclude stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and meningitis as potential causes of headache but some headaches are relatively uncommon. They may be primary or secondary and their recognition is dependent on the characterization of symptoms as well as identification of certain specific situation in which they need to be considered in the differential diagnosis.
'Sex Headaches' More Common Than Previously Believed
Coital Cephalgia| Sexual Headache | Live Science
To medical experts, it's known as coital cephalgia, an intense, searing headache that's brought on by sexual activity. But many people know it as an extreme case of, "not tonight dear, I have a headache. For Will Ashton, 31, it was one of the most terrifying moments of his life, and it occurred while he was having sex with his girlfriend. I couldn't open my eyes, and I felt dazed for about 30 seconds. When his headache was still throbbing two days later, he visited a doctor who diagnosed him with coital cephalgia, Also known as benign sex headache BSH or "coital thunderclap headache," according to the British Journal of Medical Practitioners , the condition strikes an estimated one in people.
Primary headache associated with sexual activity (Orgasmic and Pre-orgasmic Headache)
Headaches during sex may not be that innocent Photo: Shutterstock. You've heard of mind-blowing orgasms, headaches as an excuse for not having sex and it being a headache to orgasm. While these may be relatively benign connections between the word "headache" and sex I know, some of you may think being rejected with a headache excuse is not benign , not all sex-related headaches are that innocent.
The pain lasts for several minutes, or maybe it lingers for a couple of hours. What you may have experienced is known as an orgasm headache, a rare — but often harmless — type of sex headache that happens before or at the moment of sexual release. An orgasm headache is one of two types of sex headaches. The second type is a sexual benign headache. Sexual benign headaches start as a dull pain in the head and neck that builds up as you become more sexually aroused, leading to a painful headache.