Endometriosis UK
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I have been suffering from pain after a orgasm for a few months now it only seems to happen after ovulation leading up untill period it's also painful after sex too the pain only lasts around 5-10 minutes I also ocassionaly get this pain after a intense bowel movement. Sex orgasms and bowel movements will be fine after period has ended but get worse again after ovulation. I have been to the doctors who has done all the obvious tests and the only thing that did come back was a case of thrush that I didn't notice any symptoms over. I've also just started getting ocasional brown spotting before my period is due along with menstrual type cramps. I am of to my doctors again tomorrow. Everytime I type cramps after sex orgasm and bowel movements it leads to people saying they have endometriosis, ovarian cysts. PID, or fibroids. I am at my wits end with worry as I have never experienced anything like this before.

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You could try stopping your periods for a while and see if that improves the pains. It certainly can by a symptom of lots of gynaecological conditions and without further investigation, there's no way to pinpoint what the cause might be.

I would also suggest that if vaginal sex does become too painful firstly - try a muscle relaxant pain killer before having sex, or withdraw before orgasm,or don't have vaginal penetration when having sex - explore alternative means of intimacy.

Or try changing position - you sat on top rather than squashed underneath might help too.

And with pain when you have a bowel movement - try altering the diet or taking laxatives to see if that helps ease up the pains of loo trips by softening up the poop.

If you have not yet had a transvaginal ultrasound scan then you can ask your GP to arrange one for you to look for fibroids, PCOs and cysts. And rule them out if there is nothing obvious on the scan. There might even be signs of Adenomyosis or Endometriosis - though both are very rarely spotted in an ultrasound.

You know when something isn't right - so keep on at the GP till something is done to discover the cause. Good Luck.


Dear aurorapartto,

I am sorry to hear you are having such a tough time.

I am attaching some information for you to address with your GP/specialist:-






Should there be an Endometriosis diagnosis, there is further help available via the Endometriosis website (http://endometriosis-uk.org/).

I hope this helps.

Take care and I wish you well.



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