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Low tummy pain while doing inteecourse

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: September 10, 2020 11:02 AM
Anonymous 20 days

Hi dr . Im 23 and married. Im sexually active with my husband . Three times a week i will do exercise . I dont have any pain . My period regular too. I dont have any pcos history. But last month august i dont have period and from last 4 days i had low tummy pain while doing intercourse and while doing exercise only.if i never do anything its just mild pain sometimes but while doing sex i had strong pain and i lose my interest on it. I dont know what the reason …please help me.i stop eating sugar and fatty oil foods always. I dont eat at out also… only home cooked .

Dr Sri Viknarajan 20 days
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Thank you for your questions. I understand that you are worried about the long standing abdominal pain.

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. From your complaints, we believe that your condition of tummy pain while intercourse may have multifactorial causes such as:

Pain during sex often comes down to your position or the position of your uterus.


Some sexual positions allow for deeper penetration during vaginal or anal sex, which could cause pain.

The best remedy in this case is to avoid deep thrusting and try other positions, like on your side. Positions where you have control over the depth of penetration can also help, such as being on top.

Tilted uterus

A tilted uterus is a uterus that leans backward at the cervix instead of tipping forward. About 1 in 4 women have a tilted uterus. While having one isn’t generally a problem, it can sometimes make sex — especially certain positions — painful.


With endometriosis, the tissue that lines your uterus grows elsewhere within, or even outside of, your pelvis.

The overgrowth of endometrial tissue can cause pain in your stomach, pelvis, and back during sex.

You may also experience:

Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled pockets that develop inside or on the surface of your ovaries. They’re usually painless, but larger cysts can cause lower abdominal pain. The pain may be worse during or after sex.

You may also notice:

  • pain in your lower back or thighs
  • feeling of fullness or heaviness in your abdomen
  • bloating

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis, also called bladder pain syndrome, can affect anyone. It causes pain and pressure in the bladder area that worsens as your bladder fills. Pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen that intensifies with intercourse is common.

You may also experience:


Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in or on your uterus. About 1 in 3 women experience symptoms from fibroids.

These include:

Uterine adhesions

Uterine adhesions, also called Asherman syndrome, refer to the formation of scar tissue in your uterus or cervix that causes them to stick together.

It’s most often caused by uterine surgery, such as dilatation and curettage, but can also be caused by C-section surgery, radiation therapy, endometriosis, or infections.

Along with lower abdominal pain during sex, you may also experience:

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Many STIs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea don’t cause symptoms. When they do cause symptoms, they vary depending on the type.

Common STI symptoms in females include:

Other infections

Other infections, which might not necessarily be transmitted sexually, can also cause lower abdominal pain when having sex. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common types.

PID is an infection of the upper genital tract that’s most common in sexually active women. It can be caused by STIs or other infections, douching, and intrauterine devices (IUDs).

The most common symptoms of PID include:

UTIs are bacterial infections that can affect any part of the urinary tract. They’re more common in females because their urethra is shorter so bacteria can get inside more easily, but males can get them, too.

Symptoms include:

  • lower abdominal pain that may intensify during sex
  • painful urination
  • frequent urination or urgency
  • cloudy or foul-smelling urine

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu Sep 10 2020 11:02:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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