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Cramping After Sexual Intercourse! What Could It Be?

Sex is a very important part of a relationship. As everyone is unique, some couples tend to have
sex more than others its all up to you and your partner. But, regardless how many times a day, a
week or a month you and your partner have sex, both of you should enjoy it.

In certain cases, sexual intercourse can lead to painful


cramping during the act or after it.

In such cases, it is normal to want to avoid any contact


with your partner. This, of course, will have a negative
impact on the relationship, if a woman avoids any type
of vaginal sexual activity due to a painful sexual
intercourse.

What can make a sexual intercourse painful?

There are so many things and factors that could lead to having a painful sexual intercourse,
making you not want to have sex in the future.

The pain can be located in the vagina, in the labia or in the clitoris as well. It is normal to feel
concerned when it comes to having painful sexual intercourse. It is also normal to not want to
engage in something that brings you pain.

However, it is very important to understand the reasons behind this pain. This is to find the best
solution to your problem, so you dont end up having relationship problems with your partner in
the end.

In general, cramping after sexual intercourse is normal. It happens to women every now and then
without a particular reason, or without a reason that should make you concerned. However, on
the other hand, there are certain situations that should make you concerned about having cramps
after sexual intercourse. This means that you should better visit your doctor.

Some of the most common causes that could lead to cramps after sexual intercourse are:

Not being sexually aroused,

Orgasm,

Endometriosis,

Pelvic inflammatory disease,

Bladder infection,

Fibroids and cysts,


Uterine prolapse,

Vaginismus,

Yeast infection,

Gonorrhea infection,

Pregnancy, etc.

Not being sexually aroused is one of the causes that could lead to pain and cramping after sexual
intercourse. If you and your partner proceed to penetration without being fully aroused, the
vagina is likely to be dry. In the absence of lubrication, irritation during penetration will occur.
This leads to pain and cramping. In order to avoid it make sure to get fully aroused, take enough
time before penetration or use lubricants.

Orgasm can sometimes lead to cramps and lower back pain, pain which can continue even after
the sexual act has finished. This usually occurs in strong orgasms, when a woman enjoys the
sexual intercourse. Endometriosis is a medical condition characterized by an overgrowth of the
uterine lining, known as the endometrium outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is one of the most
common causes of infertility.

Signs and symptoms of endometriosis include pelvic pain, painful menstruations, painful sexual
intercourse, etc. Pelvic inflammatory disease is an inflammation of the pelvis usually caused by
sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia. Pelvic inflammatory disease consists in an
inflammation of the vagina and more. Like the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, being quite painful
and accompanied by other signs and symptoms as well.

It is normal to experience pain and cramping during or after sexual intercourse when the pelvic
inflammatory disease develops. Bladder infections commonly referred to as urinary tract
infections are one of the causes of cramping and discomfort after or during sexual intercourse.
Bladder infections are common among women of any age.

Often it reoccurs because women are more likely to develop a bladder infection due to a shorter
urethra compared to men. A burning sensation while urinating, an urgent need to urinate, and
cramping after sexual intercourse are common signs and symptoms of a bladder infection.
Painful urination, a presence of blood in the urine, and pain are also signs of a bladder infection.

Fibroids develop in the uterus, while cysts usually develop in the ovaries. Fibroids are non
cancerous growths occurring in the uterus, which can vary in size, number, and location. Cysts,
on the other hand, are liquid filled sacks occurring on the ovaries. If these cysts rupture they tend
to be quite painful especially large ovarian cysts.

Both fibroids and cysts are quite common among women leading to severe pain during or after
sexual intercourse. It is also common among women leading to prolonged and heavy menstrual
bleeding, spotting between periods, etc. Uterine prolapse occurs when the muscles of the pelvic
floor are weaker than normal, not being able to support the uterus.

This problem is more likely to occur among older women occurring from a reduction of estrogen
levels as a woman approaches or enters menopause.

Uterine prolapse is more likely to occur among women who have had multiple vaginal births as
well. Common signs and symptoms of uterine prolapse include; vaginal discharge, difficulties
urinating, a feeling of heaviness and pressure in the pelvis.

Other symptoms are painful sexual intercourse, cramping after sexual intercourse, etc. In severe
cases of uterine prolapse surgical treatment is required.

Vaginismus is a condition characterized by tightening of the vaginal muscles when trying to have
sexual intercourse. In these cases, the penetration is quite difficult, extremely painful and often
impossible, presenting a real problem for the couple dealing with it.

Common symptoms of vaginismus include a loss of sexual desire, fear from more pain as your
partner tries to penetrate you, fear of having penetrative sex, etc.

Yeast infections of the vagina are caused by Candida fungus. Normally Candida inhibits vagina,
but in cases of an overgrowth of this fungus, it can lead to the presence of various signs and
symptoms.

Here is a list of some symptoms vaginal discomfort, itchiness, painful sexual intercourse,
cramping after sexual intercourse, etc.

Gonorrhea infection is a bacterial infection affecting warm and moist areas such as the genital
area. It is a sexually transmitted disease which can be easily transmitted through unprotected
sexual intercourse. Often there are no signs and symptoms at all, so diagnosing it can be quite
difficult.

When signs and symptoms become noticeable they include painful


urination, painful sexual intercourse, and cramping after sexual
intercourse. Other symptoms vaginal discharge, lower abdominal pain,
etc.

Being pregnant is another cause that could lead to cramping after sexual
intercourse. Cramping is also one of the early signs of pregnancy.

The pain, in this case, varies from mild, moderate to severe. Cramping
after sexual intercourse while pregnant results from uterine cramping
when having an orgasm. Visit your doctor if you experience cramping
just to be on the safe side.