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Sex was so painful it sent me into "bodily shock," I think? Is this common?

I had to cut sex short with my husband today because I got the most hellish, sharp pain deep in my gut. It was so terrible I could barely walk into the bathroom. He was a tad rougher than usual, but I don't think it should've done this to me.

I threw the faucets and the shower on (the sound of running water relaxes me), and I lost almost all of my hearing. Like, the loud water faded into a distant buzz - and I lost 80% of my vision to blotchiness. I thought I was going to vomit.

The only other time this happened in my life was when I got a brutal sprain in my ankle, so I've assessed that my sex-pain was SO bad, my body went into "shock" for lack of a better word.

I camped in the bathroom for a long time until I could lay on the couch for a long time. Guys, it's been almost three hours and it hasn't totally gone away... I'm not crippled and nauseous anymore, but goodness, that was so awful. It felt warranting of an ER visit. I honestly feel like I need to recuperate for a day or two.

A week or two before my menstruation hits, I'm especially sensitive down there, in my cervix mostly. I'm in that window now and even mild penetration makes me sick or sore.

So, my question is: how normal is this? Does this signify a more serious issue? Can brief rough sex do this to anybody?
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207091 tn?1337709493
So, if it's deep in your gut, I'd wonder if you have an ovarian cyst. Pain that bad makes me wonder if it ruptured.

Do you have any bleeding, discharge, or pain with urination? Fever?

If it wasn't that deep, you could have a UTI. For me, sex with a UTI feels like razor blades along my urethra. Your symptoms may be different.

In any case, I do think you should see your doctor, especially if he was truly only a tad rougher than usual. If that's the case, we usually enjoy that or just say "ease up a bit, hon." It doesn't usually require hours on the couch contemplating the ER, right? If your doctor can't see you today, find a Planned Parenthood or urgent care, especially if you have discharge, bleeding, fever, nausea or vomiting.

Let us know what happens, and feel better!
Thank you for answering. So far, I have no other adverse symptoms other than a sharp pain deep inside. It's fizzling out as I type this.

I've worried about having cysts, but I've had an ultrasound for similar pain last year and they found nothing... buuuut it was a shoddy hospital.

If this pain rebounds or mutates on me, I'll head to the doctor. Thank you, again. I'm just stunned.
134578 tn?1614729226
I second the notion of an ovarian cyst. Putting pressure on one if you have it (which can happen with sex) can be very painful. You might want to call in to your ob/gyn and see if they want to do an ultrasound. Also, watch your vaginal secretions for a few days to see if they are unusual, as in possibly draining from a cyst. The liquid would be clear plus blood, most likely.

Your description of the loss of vision sounds like you had an ocular migraine. Here is from Healthline's website, which is also interesting reading because it associates migraine with estrogen. "Ocular migraines can develop without the accompanying pain of a classic migraine. During an ocular migraine, you may see flashing or shimmering lights, zigzagging lines, or stars. It may also cause blind spots in your field of vision." My dad used to get ocular migraines, and would lose 90% of his vision during them. They would go away after a short time, and his doc told him it wasn't a serious issue, but the first time it happened it was pretty startling. They didn't hurt, like you'd expect when you hear the word "migraine." Do migraines or headaches run in your family, especially in the women in the family?
Thank you taking the time to answer, Annie.

No, as far as I know, migraines do not run in my family. The migraine-like symptoms only seems to be triggered by extreme pain - it basically just blows out my vision, mutes my ears, and makes me feel like I'm going to vomit.

The only thing that came close to describing my experience is something that happens right before you faint, apparently. It's scary.

There are no migraines in my family, but endometriosis, cysts, and other menstrual/uterine conditions run rampant on the women's side, through my mother and father, so I'm thinking I might've just inherited a curse...
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