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Title of article :
Case Report: Primary Headache Associated with Sexual Activity
Author/Authors :
Utku, Uygar Kahramanmaras Necip Fazil City Hospital - Neurology Clinic, Turkey
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Objectives: To present a rare case of primary headache associated with sexual activity. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 48-year-old man presented with a severe headache during sexual intercourse, particularly at the time of orgasm. A diagnosis of type 2 primary headache associated with sexual activity was made, and he was started on indomethacin 25 mg to be taken 30 min before intercourse and propranolol 40 mg twice a day, following which he noted a dramatic improvement within in a week. Conclusions: The case highlights the importance of paying attention to the differential diagnosis. For this patient, prophylactic treatment with beta-blockers and/or preemptive therapy with indomethacin was successful.
Keywords :
Headache , Sexual activity , Differential diagnosis , Indomethacin
Journal title :
Medical Principles and Practice
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