Gynecology Division

Boulevard de la Cluse 30
1205 Genève

Patrick Petignat
Patrick Petignat
Head of division

I have a headache, what should I do?

Headaches should not be accompanied by other symptoms, such as sudden increase in edema (swelling), "floaters" in front of the eyes, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, irritability and/or pain in the upper part of the stomach.

If you experience several of these symptoms, consult your physician quickly as this could indicate a pregnancy-related disease: pre-eclampsia.

Practical advice if you are only experiencing a headache:

  • Take two 500mg paracetamol tablets,
  • Rest in a quiet, dark place and try to sleep on your side.
  • If this does not work, consult your physician.


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Last update : 29/01/2019