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What are the most common types of headaches in women?

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Dr. Laurence Kinsella
Neurology 36 years experience
Migraine: Although the books say tension type headache is most common, migraine dominates my practice. Affects 17% of all women.
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
See below: Women present with a variety of ha's. Vascular or menstrual types are common at or around menses. Migraine type ha's are common, often beginning in teen years. Myofascial (muscle type) ha's are very frequent , often from trigger points in the muscles of the neck and shoulders. Stress and heavy breast tissue may increase strain on these muscles.

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Last updated Feb 1, 2020

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