Experiencing cramping pain after unprotected sex one can assume the chance of sexually transmitted infections or infliction of traumas. Besides, inflammation could have been complicated due to adnexal affection or neuralgia. Coitus can also serve a launching mechanism for ovarian apoplexy or disruption of a follicular cyst. Pain during pregnancy should put one on alert and urge to visiting a gynecologist.
Inflammation as the main factor, causing dragging pain after unprotected sex
The most common disturbance of normal vaginal microflora is the Candida infection. This fungal disease may be accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Curdy discharge with acid putrid smell;
- Genital discomfort – itching, burning, reddening of external genitals;
- Dyspareunea (painful coitus) and pain after unprotected sex.
This is a sexually transmitted infection, which requires complex treatment of both partners.
Salpingitis and pelvic neuralgia are considered to be more distant inflammatory causes of post-coital pain. Both of these diseases result from previous sexually transmitted infections. In the first case, inflammation disseminates from the vagina to the uterine tubes, causing acute adnexal affection. In the second case chronic infection serves ground for neuritis, innervating the pelvis. Apart from gynecological treatment, this condition requires also neurologist’s consultation.