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Is there any remedy to feeling bloated gassy and pain after sex?

By February 2, 2012 - 12:32pm
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I have similar concerns. After sex, not only do I feel bloated, but I feel like all my organs in my abdomen are just knotted, cramped, like stuff just got pushed around and is swollen. Probably also important to mention that the sex isn't painful or rough. I feel crampy and gassy for a few hours at least. I also feel constipated for a few days after sex and am unable to "go" for those few days, even though I am normal regular.
Is the congested feeling I'm having possibly real, so much that it affects my colon for a few days?

June 3, 2012 - 12:45am
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Hi 2009lovee,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. It is not common to feel bloated after sex. Are you having constipation issues? The bloated feeling may not be associated with having sexual intercourse. On the otherhand, pain in the vaginal area would be associated with sex. Can you please be more specific about your pain? Where is your pain?


Thanks for the update.


February 3, 2012 - 11:55am
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