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What's causing hours crazy pain down the back of both legs after sex?

By Anonymous November 21, 2010 - 7:30pm
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About five minutes after intercourse, i get very intense pain from lower back and butt, down the back of both legs to the knee. It's almost like a cramp, but more of a deep ache. Very painful if I stand or walk, better if I sit or lie down... Usually I fall asleep and am fine in the morning, but pain lasts for hours if I am up and about.

NOT pregnant, no STDs, sex with monogamous hubby of ten years, doesn't matter which sex position, no pain during sex - only a few minutes after. And it's not just sore muscles from getting a good workout. ;)

Issue started some time after first child was born, but not immediately (didn't have pain start till months after childbirth). Continued during and after second pregnancy, baby now one year old. Mentioned the problem to gyno, who simply thought it was weird and suggested acupuncture. Would love more info from anyone with similar symptoms, if there's a specific cause I'd like to deal with it directly.

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Sorry about that. Well, have you considered piriformis syndrome? https://www.empowher.com/fitness/content/dull-ache-your-butt-might-be-piriformis-syndrome

November 22, 2010 - 5:55pm
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Anon - Take a look at this thread and see if there's any information that helps. https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/pain-back-legs-knees-after-sex

November 22, 2010 - 5:37pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

Thanks, that's actually where I started and someone told me to try making a new thread. :)

November 22, 2010 - 5:39pm
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Hmmm... the location of the pain is similar to sciatica, but that's it. Not burning, tingling, or numbness; perfectly symmetrical in both legs; gets better when I sit.
The best I can come up with is that it's a deep intense ache. I try to locate a muscle that's sore and I can't... No amount of massage or stretching helps.

November 22, 2010 - 10:04am

Do you feel the pain is in the muscle (like a strained or pulled muscle that has not completely healed), or is it located more in the sciatica nerve? You can see the symptoms and picture here: https://www.empowher.com/condition/sciatica/definition

November 21, 2010 - 8:23pm
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