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Cramping after sex

Hello,
My question is after sexual intercourse with my man for 5 yrs. I always have like a cramping feeling afterwards sometimes it is very light and then other times Im cramped over in the fetal position like I was menstrating. If we do have sex after Im menstrating then the pain is a lot worse where I even have to put on the heating pad! Can you Please explain what the pain has to do with cause Im really concerned. Im not sure should I go see a doctor about this issue?
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Hi!
My best guess given your symptoms is that you may have endometriosis.  Prostaglandins cause cramping and discomfort with menses, there are also prostaglandins in semen.  (prostaglandins are similar to hormones).  You can alleviate pain caused by prostaglandins by taking ibuprofen or Aleve.  You might try taking 600mg of ibuprofen, or one-two tablets of Aleve about 1/2 hour before intercourse (how romantic!) and see if it improves the situation.  Alternatively, you could try using condoms. Anti-inflammatories like motrin and Aleve also work well for period pain.  I suspect endometriosis in your case since not everyone cramps after intercourse or with their periods.  If the anti-inflammatories are not helping, it would be a good idea to get a thorough check up with your doctor, and ask about his/her thoughts on endometriosis,

Good luck!
Dr B
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