(Closed) PMS cramps and painful sex

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Chels-

Did you see your Ob/gyn?  I’d be surprised if they looked at you funny, considering it is not that uncommon.  Leading up to ovulation there is a state called mittleshermz.  No one definitively knows what causes this pain, but it is believed that as the egg breaks out of the follicle it can cause pain.  You can usually take some ibuprofen when you know that you are ovulating (and I know you always do!) to treat it or use symptomatic treatment with warmth, drinking lots of fluids.  Here’s a nice little summary of it.

http://www.epigee.org/menstruation/mittelschmerz.html

However, there are other conditions that may cause the pain that you are having.  Your Ob should work with you to figure out if one of these may be contributing:

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)- cystic ovaries can cause pain, and large non-regressing cysts can be quite troubling.  Your doctor can help you decide if this is the problem.

Endometriosis- this is where uterine tissue is growing outside the uterus.  Symptoms include painful periods, pain at ovulation, bleeding between periods, painful stooling or urination, deep stabbing pains during intercourse.  Read this article for more information on it:

http://www.epigee.org/menstruation/endo.html

Phew!  I’m getting a medical workout today!

Regardless, you need to find a provider who isn’t looking at you like you have 3 heads, and who is taking this seriously!

Post # 5
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Thanks for some great info Doc, you gave me some things to also think about!

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