Health

CAUSES OF PAINFUL CRAMPS AFTER SEX

Sex is supposed to be an enjoyable experience that brings couples closer, not just physically, but on an emotional level. Unfortunately, to some women, sex is equal to pain. Many relationships have broken down because both partners failed to handle the negative after effects of sex. Serious cramps are experienced by some women after sex and this makes them dread this part of a relationship.  Some of the causes of these cramps are;

Serious cramps

  • Endometriosis

This condition is as a result of the uterine tissue growing outside the uterus. The uterine tissue is meant to grow in the uterine wall. During menstruation, this tissue thickens and eventually sheds. However, when this tissue grows, say on the ovaries, they will follow the same process during the cycle, however, it will trapped when it is supposed to shed. This causes immense pain. Women suffering from endometriosis experience menstrual-like pain but no period. This pain is also experienced during and after sex as the tissue is growing outside the uterus.

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia, may affect the fallopian tubes and uterus. These become inflamed which result in serious cramps during sex.

  • Fibroids or cysts

Many women have had to deal with fibroids or cysts at some point in their lives. These conditions have affected their sexual lives tremendously as they experience immense pain during sex. These are very common conditions that can be removed if the pain is unbearable.

  • Cervical stenosis

Sometimes a woman’s cervix is so narrow. This affects blood flow and results in pain during sex. Women suffering from this condition often experience cramps without getting their periods.

  • Ovarian cancer

Cramping with no period, irregular periods, abdominal pain and frequent urination are some signs of ovarian cancer. This condition also affects a woman’s sexual relationship as it results is cramps during and after sex.

When a woman experiences serious cramps during and after sex, it is important that she sees a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. If left undiagnosed and treated, a woman will not only suffer a breakdown in her sexuality, but it may be detrimental to her health