• jj626 jj626
    November 18, 2008
    What would cause lower abdominal pain after sex?
    jj626 jj626
    November 18, 2008

    Almost immediately after orgasm, I have painful cramps in my lower abdomen, exactly like what I have with my periods. The pain lasts for a few minutes and fades.

    I am healthy and not taking the contraceptive pill. Do you know what might cause this?



  • Amy Hendel
    Health Guide
    November 24, 2008
    Amy Hendel
    Health Guide
    November 24, 2008

    Your orgasm could somehow be stimulating some kind of hormonal release that is causing these cramps.  The cramping could also be caused by vigorous sex, which can also cause cramping because of its effect on the cervix. In any case, it's a situation that sounds uncomfortable, so I would consider getting evaluated by a gynecologist if you're concerned.


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