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Can headaches be fatal?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The majority of headaches are not fatal. However, some secondary headaches, those caused by underlying conditions, can be fatal. If you have suffered a blow to the head or your symptoms begin to rapidly worsen, contact a doctor immediately.

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