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Thursday
Jun122014

Sometimes Sex Can Be a Real Pain in the Head

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- As pleasurable as sex is, there is a very small percentage of people who experience headache pain during the act.

Dr. Jose Biller, a Loyola University Medical Center neurologist who conducted a study on the phenomenon, actually believes that the number of people who get sex headaches is higher than the one percent who report them.

The problem, according to Biller, is that these headache sufferers are probably too embarrassed to mention it to their physician.

The good news for the vast majority whose heads may start to pound during sexual activity is that the cause is not usually serious and there are a variety of remedies that can help relieve or even prevent the headache from occurring.

However, Biller says people shouldn’t be afraid to tell their doctors about chronic pain associated with sex because in rare cases, the underlying cause might be serious, such as hemorrhage, brain aneurysm or stroke.

Medical experts will likely recommend a neurological evaluation just to play it on the safe side.


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