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can you have vaginal sex during a diverticulitus(sigmoid) flare up with out further damage being done?

By Anonymous September 9, 2011 - 10:08am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

Because diverticulitis is a condition of the colon, vaginal sex should not interfere with it (at least on paper) but since woman also see their urinary systems sometimes affected by diverticulitis and all these body parts are closely connected (including the Reproductive system) , you may have to use caution so as not to irritate a flare up even more.

Have you tried to have sex during a flareup? Was it painful?


September 9, 2011 - 11:39am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

I did not have any discomfort during, however the next day was slightly uncomfortable. Thanks for the answer. S

September 13, 2011 - 9:37am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again!

You may have discomfort every time you're in the middle of the flare - due to the sensitivities involved in flares. You might want to ask your doctor about it but if the discomfort is only slight, it doesn't sound dangerous. The only issue might be the possibility of pushing bacteria about (this might be a stretch on my part because it's probably highly unlikely vaginal sex could cause it) but this would be something to ask your doc.


September 13, 2011 - 9:52am
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