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Bloated and gassy, pain during sex

By Anonymous March 24, 2012 - 8:44am
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Hi there,
For about a week now, every time that my fiance and I have sex it has caused cramps during and after the event. This has also been accompanied by a bloated feeling (before and after, pretty much throughout the day.), and an increase in appetite. I have also been really gassy. When I eat, I am full after a couple of bites because I feel bloated. I have been having regular bowel movements so it isn't constipation. My breasts are also very sore to the touch.

My fiance and I don't use condoms, but I an on birth control. Are these symptoms signs of pregnancy, or something else like a yeast infection or UTI?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. If you are having good bowel movements, it is probably not constipation. If you are not missing periods, I would assume it would not be pregnancy. If you had a yeast infection, you would be experiencing burning, itching and not a gassy feeling. UTIs generally would burn when you try to urinate and cause painful sexual intercourse.

Have you changed your diet at all? This seems more like a digestive system issue rather than a sexual issue. Perhaps you should see your doctor if this continues.

Hope this helps.


March 24, 2012 - 10:04am
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