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Thursday, August 20, 2009 kdub, Community Member, asks

Q: Nausea after sex?

Sometimes after sex I have intense cramping in my lower abdomen and feel incredibly nauseous. My body feels like it's overheating (sweating and shaking) and a couple of times I have even thrown up! It happens rarely: about once every two months.

I'm in a long-term monogamous, STD-free relationship of over two years. I am on oral contraceptives. My last annual showed nothing out of the ordinary.


Any thoughts on what might be going on??

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Merely Me, Health Guide
8/21/09 11:16pm

Hi there


I am wondering if this happens near the time of your period?  Sometimes I will feel this way right before my period.


Have you had a physical lately?  It could be totally unrelated to sex.  Do you ever feel this way otherwise?  Is there any pain during sex?


I am thinking that you might want to see your general practitioner about this.  It would not hurt to make an appointment.


Thank you for your question.

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By kdub, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 08/20/09