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All you need to know about cramping after sex


Women experience pain in their stomach and cramping after intercourse, which may feel similar to menstrual cramps.

About 30% of women experience painful sex and cramping. This problem can lead to severe conditions such as endometriosis, PID, uterus, and vaginal infections. [1]

-Pregnant women can also experience cramping after intercourse
-Serious conditions require medical treatment
-Medium-term: Pain can be alleviated using different relaxation techniques

It is normal to experience cramping after having intercourse. However, if the pain is severe and cramps feel more intense, it can lead to serious conditions such as Endometriosis and Pelvic inflammatory disease. It is often accompanied by bleeding, also known as post-coital or after-sex bleeding. Pregnant women are prone to urinary tract infections if their water breaks.


Self-diagnosable Pain and discomfort may be experienced in the vaginal area right after having intercourse.
Pregnant Woman may experience abdominal cramping, reddish urine
Pain areas are the vaginal or pelvic area, around the cervix
Progressive pain tends to worsen over time; sharp pain in the pelvis
Burning sensation when urinating


Self-care: Place a heating pad on the abdomen.

Medicines: Over-the-counters pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can reduce pain and cramping. In severe cases, seek doctors prescription.

Diet: Quit smoking and drinking. Take supplements as they can help ease the pain in the muscles.

Physical therapy: Yoga and meditation may be advised. Also, empty your bladder after sex.

Specialists: In case of severe pain, call your doctor right away for an appointment. You can schedule your consultation appointment with our doctors at mfine.

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