Dixon, IL
A 22-year-old female asked:

I have placenta previa. placenta is .5cm away from cervix. was told no sex. are orgasms ok?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Orgasm at own risk: Orgasm can cause uterine contractions which can cause the cervix to open in late pregnancy triggering placental previa massive bleeding. Talk to your OB MD about this question and take his/her advice as they will be managing the complications of the answer.
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