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Orgasm (Definition)

Conventionally, orgasm is the culmination of sexual arousal (and may be repeated) and typically produces great pleasure through direct genital stimulation of the male penis and female clitoris. However, orgasm may also be achieved via the brain or as a reflex arc. The physical characteristics are an explosive peak & repeated neuromuscular action causing release of male ...Read more


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Had sex->orgasm->sudden severe headache during orgasm + sudden increase in bp=188/92. H/a + BP lasts for rest of day/night. Do i need to worry?

Had sex->orgasm->sudden severe headache during orgasm + sudden increase in bp=188/92. H/a + BP lasts for rest of day/night. Do i need to worry?

Very odd: It's a little concerning. A ct scan of your brain would be very useful to rule out the possibility of bleeding. It's hard to say on the computer how likely that is, but it's a consideration. You should discuss it with your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of the worst headache i've ever experienced and it occurred during orgasm ... It was debilitating?

I had a sudden onset of the worst headache i've ever experienced and it occurred during orgasm   ... It was debilitating?

Coital cephalagia: Occurs at base of neck as a dull headache that gets wore wig climax. Happens 3:1in men to women ratio. Get it checked out to make sure it's not an aneurysm. Treatments are propanolol, indomethacin, time. ...Read more

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I experienced the worst headache with the fastest onset today during orgasm and hours later the headache is still there though less severe?

I experienced the worst headache with the  fastest onset today during orgasm and hours later the headache is still there though less severe?

Thunderclap: Acute severe migraine attack can occur during sex. They can be extreme with prolonged recovery. This has been called thunderclap headache. You may need to have brain scan to exclude hemorrhage or stroke. ...Read more

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I have a horrible headache at the base of my skull. It came on very suddenly during sex, right at the moment of an intense orgasm. 3rd time in a week?

I have a horrible headache at the base of my skull. It came on very suddenly during sex, right at the moment of an intense orgasm. 3rd time in a week?

Thunder clap headach: A migraine variant is causing your problems, and this can be prevented with a variety of prescription or otc meds. Unlikely that you possess intracranial lesion or neck problems, but worthwhile to see neurologist and set up a preventative med plan. ...Read more

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Bp averages 185 to 160 over 116 to 90. Just started meds. Had sudden excruciating headache twice pre-orgasm, pain lingering for days. Should i worry?

Bp averages 185 to 160 over 116 to 90.  Just started meds. Had sudden excruciating headache twice pre-orgasm, pain lingering for days. Should i worry?

Hypertensive urgency: Yes, you should. Your blood pressure is not controlled and predisposes you to stroke. Furtjer elevation of blood pressure at time of orgasm can be a ticking time bomb. Coital headache is a known phenomenon, can be treated but the emergent blood pressure management has a priority now. ...Read more

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What is the cause of having a terrible headache after orgasm?

What is the cause of having a terrible headache after orgasm?

Get checked: There is a type of headaches known as sex headaches, where sexual activity or orgasm can cause a severe headache. Sometimes this is nothing to worry about and can often be prevented with medications, but it is very important to get tested for abnormal blood vessels in the brain (such as aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations). ...Read more

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Why have i been getting headaches right before I have an orgasm?

Why have i been getting headaches right before I have an orgasm?

Thunderclap HA's: Migraine prone individuals can experience such problems, and these can be prevented by a variety of standard anti-migraine meds. Your doc can assist, as outcomes are quite satisfactory. ...Read more

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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