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Cramps After Unprotected Sex. Basic Causes and Preventive Means

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.

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.

Traumatic origin of cramping pain after unprotected sex

Micro fractures of the endothelial lining (internal vaginal lining) are most often associated with:

  • Roughsexualintercourse;
  • Thinning of the endothelial lining in women in postmenopausal period;
  • Periods of libido decline, induced by hormonal alteration (such as lactation), when due to physiological reasons sexual activity of women reduces, thus leading to little production of lubrication;
  • Physiological indisposition to the intercourse, which also results in insufficient lubrication.

Preventive means against traumatism can include application of special lubricants and certainly, mutual consent, understanding and selection of positions, which will be most comfortable and enjoyable for both partners. In case, trauma was inflicted despite all preventive means, then special attention should be paid to intimate hygiene, in order to avoid infection of micro fractures. Appearance of pathological discharge or other alerting symptoms serve ground for seeking medical help.

The two other severe diseases, provoking acute dragging pain after sex indirectly point to the infliction of traumas. The fact is that in some cases sexual intercourse can serve an incentive for the development of such serious conditions, as disruption of follicular cysts or ovarian apoplexy. The first case involves disturbance of integrity of the cyst sac, while the second one – of the ovary itself. Apart from acute pain, this condition involves bleeding, rise of temperature, deterioration of general well-being and even fainting.

No doubt, these pathologies have to do with certain parameters of the coitus (random movements, predisposing positions, physical activity), but considering sex as the sole reason for their appearance, would be wrong. Disruption of a cyst or an ovary is equally possible after a long run or lifting heavy weights. There are no specific preventive means for such diseases. All that can be done in order to prevent life-threatening situations, is paying regular visits to a gynecologist for early detection of any cysts or determining certain treatment tactics.

Pregnancy and cramps after unprotected sex

In case unprotected sexual intercourse resulted in pregnancy, cramping sensations can be associated with bursting pressure of the growing uterus upon the adjacent organs, as well as with child bearing disorders. In all cases, it is better to let your doctor know about any cramps. Immediate hospitalization is required in case uterine tonus is accompanied by discharge of blood, dizziness or increase in arterial pressure.

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