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What could cause a severe headache during orgasm?

Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
There are several possible causes of orgasmic headache. Most are benign and of unknown cause. Primary orgasmic headache is a headache syndrome of unknown cause that results in a severe headache just prior to or with orgasm. This syndrome tends to be short lived lasting weeks to months. Certain medications can prevent these attacks if taken prior to intercourse. However, headache during orgasm can be due to serious medical problems such as brain aneurysms and tumors and should be evaluated by a physician.

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