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I had a sharp pain at the top of my head when straining during a bowel movement. What could this be?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Cough headache

Headache only triggered by straining is a rather uncommon condition.
It could be primary cough headache, a benign condition that precipitated by coughing or straining in the absence of any intracranial disorder. Primary cough headache is usually bilateral and predominantly affects patients older than 40 years of age. However, it could happen in any age.

In brief: Cough headache

Headache only triggered by straining is a rather uncommon condition.
It could be primary cough headache, a benign condition that precipitated by coughing or straining in the absence of any intracranial disorder. Primary cough headache is usually bilateral and predominantly affects patients older than 40 years of age. However, it could happen in any age.
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