What Would Cause Lower Abdominal Pain After Sex?

Question

Asked by jj626

What Would Cause Lower Abdominal Pain After Sex?

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?

Answer

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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Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.