An unhappy ending: When sex leads to a brain bleed

Doctors report the coital headache was a rare, idiopathic haemorrhage

A sexual encounter proved memorable for the wrong reasons for a 61-year-old woman whose resulting headache turned out to be due to a rare, idiopathic intracranial haemorrhage.

Unhappy ending: Sex session ends in brain bleed

The overweight woman suddenly developed a severe headache during sexual intercourse, her doctors report in BMJ Case Reports.

Aspirin failed to resolve her 10/10 pain and a day later she developed visual disturbances.

The woman presented to her local hospital where a CT scan revealed a right-sided occipital haemorrhage.

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