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What causes headaches to increase during pregnancy?

What causes headaches to increase during pregnancy?

Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone skyrocket during pregnancy and lower the migraine and headache threshold for predisposed women. Obese women can have pseudotumor cerebri and any woman may have preeclampsia. Stress can always cause tension headache. Acetaminophen (+/- codeine) is the mainstay of therapy during pregnancy. Metoclopramide 10 mg when taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg is very effective and safe! ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could pregnancy cause headaches and if so what's best way to cure them?

Could pregnancy cause headaches and if so what's best way to cure them?

Yes: Pregnancy can cause headaches through a number of ways from hormone fluctuations to poor sleep to hypercoaguable states to pseudotumor cerebri. It's best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in pregnancy?

What causes headaches in pregnancy?

Progesterone: Progesterone cause fluid retention and can cause headaches in pregnancy. Try caffeine in moderation. Make sure you get your eyes checked. Take breaks at work to avoid computer glare. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches/migraines in pregnancy at 15 weeks?

What can cause headaches/migraines in pregnancy at 15 weeks?

There are a great: Deal of hormone changes in the body during pregnancy. This can trigger headaches/ migraines. Please d/w your obstetrician. Take care. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause severe headaches?

Can pregnancy cause severe headaches?

It is a possibility: About 60-70% of active migraine patients improve during pregnancy. The incidence of migraine often worsens in the first trimester but improves during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy when the level of estrogen increases. However, some women may experience their first migraine during pregnancy. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Headache and cold sweats during pregnancy what should I do and what causes this?

Symptoms: some of the hormonal changes of pregnancy may cause hot flashes and cold sweats and tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe for headaches. However, what to do depends on your gestational age. Best thing is to call your OB in the morning and mention your symptoms and see what he/she suggests. ...Read more

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Could a increase of hormones from been pregnant cause to have a pseudo tumor cerebi headache?

Yes: Pseudotumor cerebri (or idiopathic intracranial hypertension) seems to be associated with high estrogen levels typically seen in obesity and polycystiic ovarian syndrome. Since pregnancy is a high-estrogen condition, it is associated with a increased risk of pseudotumor cerebri. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/pseudotumor_cerebri_134, 57/. ...Read more

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The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?

The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?

Not sure: Alice, c an your friends smell what you feel you are smelling? Some headaches do alter the smell sensation enhancing odors. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more