The Center for Headache Care and Research
Island Neurological Associates
Headaches that occur during sex can be extremely frightening… and rightly so. This event can be a warning that there may a potentially serious, and possibly life-threatening, underlying problem. As many as 70% of cases could be caused by an underlying problem demanding rapid diagnosis and treatment.
When no underlying cause is found, this is called a primary headache disorder. This generally resolves on its own after a few weeks or months of recurring headaches with sex.