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Pelvic pain after orgasm

Hey ladies !

Just a quick and slightly embarrassing question. I've noticed sometimes when I stimulate my clitoris either during sex or whisky masturbating that during and after it causes pelvic pain - basically the same feeling as period pain and this recent time when I masturbated and then orgasmed it was so severe I felt like I was going to vomit! Anyone else experience this ?

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Hi,

Im going to take an educated guess that this is coming from the uterus first.

The uterus is a muscle that contracts during orgasm,so that wld be my first thought.

My second thought wld be an ovary,if under pressure of some sort,say by compression from something ie a vein can give you referral pain in that area,with sharp pain through the clitorus,either randomly,or during orgasm.

As you describe more pelvic pain i wld go with number one.

Kind regards

Rose

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Yes, after I have an orgasm I sometimes have severe endometriosis pain in my abdomen. I asked my OB-GYN about this and her explanation didn't make total sense to me, but she said it could be related to the fact that orgasm involves a lot of different muscles in the pelvic and abdominal area. Some of my organs are connected and in weird positions due to adhesions from endo, and she thought this could be causing unusual stresses on my pelvic floor muscles. Anyway, I don't totally understand it but it certainly does kind of suck! You're not alone in having this.

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Hi Belsy! I have this too and have been frantically searching everywhere on the internet to try and find out why. I saw my gyno today who said they didn't think it was related to any active endometriosis (as I am 3 months post-lap and on zoladex injections). He seemed to think it could be my colon going into spasm and said that it was very common for endo sufferers to have IBS and sensitive digestive organs... does that sound like you?

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That kind of Sounds like me. I was constipated for almost four days, which caused my vagina to leak. And i had bad cramping pains in my ovaries. Now that I'm not constipated any more, when i have an orgasm my ovaries still hurts.

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The contractions you feel with an orgasm are contractions of the pelvic floor. In fact it's considered a great way of strengthening the muscles! Except perhaps in the case of endo. When you have chronic pelvic pain your pelvic floor will tend to be unnaturally tense - sort of clenched in response to pain. This will apply with period pain hence the similarity of what you are feeling. As your pelvic floor muscles are already likely to be under strain without you necessarily knowing it, the sudden violent contractions of an orgasm will aggravate it.

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Thanks so much for your explanation. I think this is what my doctor was trying to say, but somehow the way you worded it made it clearer to me.

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Hi I have the same situation and i feel like crap. Ig is cery painful even if masturbate myself. Dr said is due to muscle contraction. I decide the histerectomy let's see if after surgery i comeback to myself in sexual life.

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Yes!!! I'm so glad I'm not alone....it almost feels like first stage labor pains...sometimes if i take Tylenol before sex it helps..

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I have also recently experienced pain during and after a clitoral orgasm. When my pelvic floor muscles contract it feels like something is tugging down in my uterus. I also end up with a period pain feeling after.

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I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis about 2 years ago that had been masked by severe Crohn’s Disease diagnosed 20 years ago. I’ve always had GI upset with my periods and we realized it was aggravating my Crohn’s so I’ve been on continuous birth control for most of the past 10 years. I’ve still had a few cysts, one that grew to 6cm that I had to have surgically removed and resulted in my endo diagnosis. But everything is so close together in that area it’s possible to have GI and Gyn upset that impact each other. The adhesions caused by the endo can affect the intestines and cause constipation, or severe IBS or even an inflammatory disease like Crohn’s can upset your ovaries and uterus and everything. I’m so intuned to my abdomen after 20 years of Crohn’s and 10 years of regular cysts rupturing I know when it’s my ovary hurting and when it’s my GI tract, but sometimes even I get confused. But I just had pain from orgasm from clitoral stimulation that was a 7 or 8 in my pain scale, and I don’t say 10 until I am losing consciousness from pain, yes I have been there. So it was pretty bad pain, but I know there’s nothing they can do about it and with the flu it will cause more harm to go to the hospital this late.

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Hey rwcarter, I experience severe pain in my periods since age 11,now I'm 18+,last time it was so severe that had to get injected.Once,i got ultrasound done,there was 4 cm cyst,but dr. Said we cannot help it,either u hve to take birth control pills or live with this pain.Is there any way out,change of daily routine, exercise,food etc? please help and share your experience.

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I have been dealing with this for many years now. If I have a clitoral stimulated orgasm within 15 mins I am doubled over in extreme pain, sweating profusely and nauseous. Many times the pain is bad that I vomit. I always feel like I have to push something out but nothing ever happens. Sometimes I will wake up stimulated down there and just that sometimes results in having an episode. I havent had one in a while so today I decided to "try" since it has been so long and immediately after it happened again. I used to be a very sexual person and now Im scared to do anything. Ive spoke to doctors and they have no idea what it could be, although, I have not had a ton of testing yet. In ultrasounds there is nothing and my pap smears are normal. If anyone has had this issue and have figured out what it is, or been told of any possibilities that it could be, please share.

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This is exactly what I am also suffering with. I am scheduled for a laproscopic surgery in July to find out if endometriosis is the cause. Doctors also think I could have an issue called pelvic floor dysfunction. I have been back and forth with doctors and I tell them this and they think I am crazy. I also have orgasm as I wake up and am in immense pain.

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That's exactly what I'm dealing with it's so scary😭 I don't know what to do

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Yes, I too wake up feeling that way. I never know how to explain that part to the doctors. Lol. And yes, I also feel like the doctors think I am crazy most of the time. Everytime I have to explain it I just get this puzzled look and they say they dont know what it is. I already have depression issues, so hearing that makes it hard to continue going to all their appointments, when nothing seems to get the answers you need. I personally thought it could be endometriosis but Ive had a couple doctors say they didn't "think" it could be that (but they didn't rule it out either). I moved out of state after finally seeking help from a doctor and have yet to find a another. I have been reading about pelvic floor therapies and wondering if I should maybe contact a doctor that specializes in that and sexual issues. Its just so hard not knowing where to start and it becomes very disheartening when every doctor you talk to has never heard of it. You would think with all of the stories online of women going through this same issue that more doctors would be educated about it. Its sad because I was once a sexual person and even though it rarely causes issues when I have sex with my fiance, it still scares me and makes sex much less attractive. It is nice to know I am not the only one going through this. I hope that you get answers soon. It would be great if we could share what we learn with one another. I have an appointment with a new doctor this month, so all my testing will be starting soon and I think that I am also going to contact a doctor that specializes in pelvic floor issues as well.

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I’m so sorry to hear what you have been through, I understand a lot of what you mentioned! I really need someone’s help right now. Im only 17 years old, started my periods at 10 and was on the pill for 3 years which did stop the horrifyingly heavy clots I lose but made me gain weight like crazy. I am going back to a long 5 day week at college. I’m fed up of my family constantly telling me to just try and deal with my Endometriosis, stop complaining and take painkillers. 1. I can’t swallow pills very well since my impacted canine tooth and I have braces. 2. I get UTI’s very very often even from a young age and after every bladder procedure I’ve had including Bladder scan, (yes,even holding urine), pads that I have not changed recently or quick enough, my horrid urodynamics procedure which left me with a ton of UTI’s and chronic boughts of cystitis. The pill gave me so many UTI’s. Also last but not least a cystoscope which I was not looking forward to I am still suffering since beginning of July with bladder infections and I don’t know when I have an infection or not most of the time my dipsticks and even lab results keep changing all the time from normal to ton of white blood cells. Atm I’m having such horrid pain in my bladder but just recently came off antibiotics. I must’ve had like frigging 12 boxes of antibiotics in 3 months last year due to a consultant giving me a drug called “oxybutinin” then he tried destruvil I think? Both of them ended up stopping my whole urinary flow and I had none stop UTI’s due to not urinating hardly anything. Anyway sorry for rambling. I’m glad I don’t have Endo inside the bladder or IC which is a huge relief but I don’t know what to do, I can’t keep running to the doctors when my pee burns, bladder hurts/back or when I have a fever from my Endo. Etc. I take cranberry tablets they help increase my flow but its only a temporary solution and yes I have tried many natural products, D-mannose makes me so ill gives me diarreha and bad nausea and even marshmallow root so nope out of the question. Going to try stop my GP from keep recommending Mirena coil as I can’t stand pills I would literally commit suicide from the UTI’s and depression and weight gain. Endometriosis is truly horrible ;(. Sorry I never mentioned this earlier but the thread on here is about masturbation yeah? Well thank goodness I’m not crazy! My mum kept telling me masturbation can not cause UTI/bladder infection type pain she told me to stop masturbating as I’m too young but come on! I’m 18 in a few months and I’m young I have those feelings rarely. As soon as I start to get a bit fruity after rubbing my clit (I make sure to wash my hands and I have only twice used a vibrator I stopped due to irritation I have sensitive skin) my labia starts smelling a bit and it goes red, also I start to feel like period cramps and as I go faster and faster I feel as if I’m going to orgasm because I feel like I’m going to pee and I start shuddering a bit I can’t orgasm the feeling just disappears every time and I’ve never had one yet, I’m just left dissatisfied with such horrid bladder and lower abdomen pain and I can’t pee after for literally a whole two weeks since my period I have to push to pee and my flow is just terrible I keep thinking is it a bladder infection but it can’t be as I have an appetite and my dipstick was normal (they are expensive accurate sticks). Can anyone help? Not sure what to do, feeling so I’ll though with bladder I’m going to try see a doctor after college starts but who wants to keep going doctors during the first week it’s just sad, I have a lot of gynae appointments ahead I hope the new GP is nice all the rest have been shit, I’m actually sad I’m leaving my urologist he’s been a star he even let me have an MRI on my spine which was normal. Last thing I want to ask is I’m going to ask to have a laparoscopy as my Endo is getting worse I think it’s more than likely around my bladder, rectovaginal (as I have constant vaginal pressure 24/7), bowel’s maybe? Hope not, ovaries for sure and my diaphragm upper stomach. I’m just so scared ;( I’ve had surgery twice oral type but surgery inside my organs is so scary I get infections so easily and I have emetophobia I need this surgery but I’m scared of pain, will the Endo stay away for a few years even when I can’t go back on the pill. Please help. Thank you ladies I wish you all the best and big hugs, god is with us always xxx

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I’m so sorry to hear what you have been through, I understand a lot of what you mentioned! I really need someone’s help right now. Im only 17 years old, started my periods at 10 and was on the pill for 3 years which did stop the horrifyingly heavy clots I lose but made me gain weight like crazy. I am going back to a long 5 day week at college. I’m fed up of my family constantly telling me to just try and deal with my Endometriosis, stop complaining and take painkillers. 1. I can’t swallow pills very well since my impacted canine tooth and I have braces. 2. I get UTI’s very very often even from a young age and after every bladder procedure I’ve had including Bladder scan, (yes,even holding urine), pads that I have not changed recently or quick enough, my horrid urodynamics procedure which left me with a ton of UTI’s and chronic boughts of cystitis. The pill gave me so many UTI’s. Also last but not least a cystoscope which I was not looking forward to I am still suffering since beginning of July with bladder infections and I don’t know when I have an infection or not most of the time my dipsticks and even lab results keep changing all the time from normal to ton of white blood cells. Atm I’m having such horrid pain in my bladder but just recently came off antibiotics. I must’ve had like frigging 12 boxes of antibiotics in 3 months last year due to a consultant giving me a drug called “oxybutinin” then he tried destruvil I think? Both of them ended up stopping my whole urinary flow and I had none stop UTI’s due to not urinating hardly anything. Anyway sorry for rambling. I’m glad I don’t have Endo inside the bladder or IC which is a huge relief but I don’t know what to do, I can’t keep running to the doctors when my pee burns, bladder hurts/back or when I have a fever from my Endo. Etc. I take cranberry tablets they help increase my flow but its only a temporary solution and yes I have tried many natural products, D-mannose makes me so ill gives me diarreha and bad nausea and even marshmallow root so nope out of the question. Going to try stop my GP from keep recommending Mirena coil as I can’t stand pills I would literally commit suicide from the UTI’s and depression and weight gain. Endometriosis is truly horrible ;(. Sorry I never mentioned this earlier but the thread on here is about masturbation yeah? Well thank goodness I’m not crazy! My mum kept telling me masturbation can not cause UTI/bladder infection type pain she told me to stop masturbating as I’m too young but come on! I’m 18 in a few months and I’m young I have those feelings rarely. As soon as I start to get a bit fruity after rubbing my clit (I make sure to wash my hands and I have only twice used a vibrator I stopped due to irritation I have sensitive skin) my labia starts smelling a bit and it goes red, also I start to feel like period cramps and as I go faster and faster I feel as if I’m going to orgasm because I feel like I’m going to pee and I start shuddering a bit I can’t orgasm the feeling just disappears every time and I’ve never had one yet, I’m just left dissatisfied with such horrid bladder and lower abdomen pain and I can’t pee after for literally a whole two weeks since my period I have to push to pee and my flow is just terrible I keep thinking is it a bladder infection but it can’t be as I have an appetite and my dipstick was normal (they are expensive accurate sticks). Can anyone help? Not sure what to do, feeling so I’ll though with bladder I’m going to try see a doctor after college starts but who wants to keep going doctors during the first week it’s just sad, I have a lot of gynae appointments ahead I hope the new GP is nice all the rest have been shit, I’m actually sad I’m leaving my urologist he’s been a star he even let me have an MRI on my spine which was normal. Last thing I want to ask is I’m going to ask to have a laparoscopy as my Endo is getting worse I think it’s more than likely around my bladder, rectovaginal (as I have constant vaginal pressure 24/7), bowel’s maybe? Hope not, ovaries for sure and my diaphragm upper stomach. I’m just so scared ;( I’ve had surgery twice oral type but surgery inside my organs is so scary I get infections so easily and I have emetophobia I need this surgery but I’m scared of pain, will the Endo stay away for a few years even when I can’t go back on the pill. Please help. Thank you ladies I wish you all the best and big hugs, god is with us always xxx sorry if this reposted it glitched

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Same here Second half of the cycle.. very bad pain after climax or just after getting ,horny sometimes after going for a bowel movement or starting exercise I had a lap but 2 weeks after its the same Could it be something different than endo? BECAUSE mine was removed recently . Or could I be in pain because of the burns on my ovaries BTW I had endo only on my ovaries and during an orgasm the uterus is contracting only isn't it? Please write if u have any further knowledge

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Hello I have the same as you pain and then sometimes bowel mOvement only settles after about 40 minutes for me with painkillers and hot water bottle. Drs all day take painkillers before but this isn’t practical and doesn’t really touch the sides with the pain. I’ve tried CBD Oil too which worked temporarily. I’m going to see a pelvic physio therapist and I’ll let you know how that goes. X

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