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What could cause intense pelvic cramping and pain in lower back and thighs after sex? Lasts about 20 minutes, no relation to cycle or contraception?

What could cause intense pelvic cramping and pain in lower back and thighs after sex? Lasts about 20 minutes, no relation to cycle or contraception?

Contractions: This can be due to intense uterine contractions with intercourse. If it is different now you might have an inflammatory process (?infection) in the lining of the uterus. However, if this happens only sporadically it should be nothing to worry about. The uterus always contracts with sex, sometimes more intensely. Allergies to sperm/semen would give you longer lasting symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing , cramping, aching, ...Read more


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Do I have an IUD infection? Constant pelvic pain, cramping, pain with intercourse, husband said my vagina feels swollen.

Do I have an IUD infection? Constant pelvic pain, cramping, pain with intercourse, husband said my vagina feels swollen.

Possibly: It is a definite possibility and certainly one of the more serious potential possibilities. It could be many things, ovarian cysts, other infections- but an infection involving the iud can be very dangerous, please see your gynecologist for testing. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?

Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum?  I have IBS too.  I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for your headaches. Anxiety/ tension headache, allergy histamine headaches, bulging or herniated cervical discs, post traumatic head injury, post concussion syndrome, migraines, menstrual induced migraines, brain rumors, cerebral aneurysm, sinusitis, vision difficulties, poorly controlled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, brain abscess, pituitary rumors, levtemperature. ...Read more

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Had a tl almost two years ago, late period and brownish discharge w/pelvic cramp, chest pain, and breast/smell sensitivity, w/ nausea?

Pregnancy test!: Tubal ligation is a very effective form of contraception, but (as with any method) there is a small risk of failure. A pregnancy can be either a normal pregnancy or an ectopic pregnancy. It is important for you to do a pregnancy test as soon as possible; if it is positive you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pelvic pain and cramping pelvic pain.

I am experiencing  pelvic pain and cramping pelvic pain.

Need more info: Depending on the associated symptoms can be multiple things. Duration of symptoms, fever, discharge, bleeding etc are things to consider when making a differential for diagnosis. Please resubmit a question so we can help you better. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between pelvic cramping and pelvic pain?

Is there a difference between pelvic cramping and pelvic pain?

Sometimes yes: You can develop cramping at the beginning of a normal menstrual cycle; most women know what this feels like. Pelvic pain may be a sign of something more severe: possibly an infection, or even something dangerous like an ectopic pregnancy. If you are having severe pelvic pain, you should see your doctor, particularly if you are having fever or bleeding with the pain. Don't wait! ...Read more

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I regularly experience cramping pelvic pain a week before my period is due. Is this due to my lining already starting to shed or another cause?u

I regularly experience cramping pelvic pain a week before my period is due. Is this due to my lining already starting to shed or another cause?u

Uterine ejector: The cramping is the uterus attempting to dislodge the endometrium (lining of the womb) prior to the actual period flow. ...Read more

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What is it? I have spotting and cramping pelvic pain. The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding

What is it? I have spotting and cramping pelvic pain. The following also describes me: Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). Check a pregnancy test too. ...Read more

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I've had left side pelvic pain, cramping and bleeding with restarting birth control August 2nd, what what be a good pain reliever to take?

I've had left side pelvic pain, cramping and bleeding with restarting birth control August 2nd, what what be a good pain reliever to take?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Restarting birth control should not cause pain. Ibuprofen is commonly used for pelvic pain ...Read more

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I have had pelvic pain (cramping, bloating, heavy feeling, light pain occasional) for last 3 weeks. I got my period 13 days ago and it finished 9 days ago. This is not period cramps. What could it be?

I have had pelvic pain (cramping, bloating, heavy feeling, light pain occasional) for last 3 weeks. I got my period 13 days ago and it finished 9 days ago. This is not period cramps. What could it be?

Several things : Pelvic pain, cramping, bloating,and heaviness can be symptoms of gastrointestinal problems, pelvic infections, ovarian cysts, bladder problems, and even musculoskeletal problems. To know for sure requires a full history, exam, and appropriate testing by your PCP, GYN, or an urgent care clinic. Hope this helps some. ...Read more

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I am experiencing thick mucus discharge and cramping pelvic pain. I just finished my period 2 days ago. ?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain always dictates a trip to the GYN MD's office to assess to make sure that there is an identifiable cause. Do soo soon. ...Read more

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I have extreme pelvic pressure &pain cramping during and after intercourse makes me feel like I have to vomit & can't walk. Please answer asap. Thanks?

I have extreme pelvic pressure &pain cramping during and after intercourse makes me feel like I have to vomit & can't walk. Please answer asap. Thanks?

It could be from: Severe spasm of your vaginal wall provoked by intercourse. Tell your dr about this and he may consider prescribing u muscle relaxers and anxiety meds. Take care ! ...Read more

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Happening for a month. lightheaded vision blurry nauseous symptoms come&go. recently experiencing additional chest pain abdominal cramp pelvic pain ?

Happening for a month. lightheaded vision blurry nauseous symptoms come&go. recently experiencing additional chest pain abdominal cramp pelvic pain ?

Irregular or absent : periods? Pregnancy test? if not pregnant need to see your doctor to evaluate for infection, or anemia and other things.
If pregnant then see your doctor to establish care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchy, cheesy) and rash on chest.

I am experiencing pimples, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchy, cheesy)  and rash on chest.

Various symptoms: I don't feel that these varied symptoms are related to one disease process. Your vaginal discharge may be a vaginal infection. Pimples and chest rash are nonspecific. I recommend an examination by a gynecologist in view of your pelvic discomfort and probable vaginal infection. A dermatologist can evaluate your chest rash if it persists. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (brown spotting) and cramping pelvic pain. I have pcos and this is my first month on birth control. ?

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal discharge (brown spotting)  and cramping pelvic pain. I have pcos and this is my first month on birth control. ?

Discharge after BC: Some abnormal or intermittent spotting or bleeding can be normal when starting birth control. Still, it is important to see a doctor to make sure this isn't something more serious. If you think you may have an infection, if you had an STD in the past, think you could be pregnant (sometimes birth control can take a few weeks to start working), see an OBGYN or family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Goldman
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Cramping Pain (Definition)

Cramping pain is a deep squeezing muscular pain that is usually caused by muscles of the digestive tract ...Read more