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why am i having cramps after sex? am i pregnant?

By February 2, 2012 - 4:17pm
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Okay me and my friend had sex today. A lot of sex. Well about 2-3 hours later i started having cramps (i have them now) I thought maybe it was because I didn't eat at all except a poptart but i don't wanna take away the chance that I'm pregnant. My period isn't until the 14th though and its the 2nd so I won't be able to tell if I'm pregnant that way until then and i was wondering if having sex can make it late because last time i had sex I was almost a week late and i wasn't pregnant. Help me please! I'm literally desperate haha

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I am also feeling off...
I am on continuous birth control. I missed a pill during this pack but I haven't had a period in FOREVER, I skip them.
My new bf and I have had 2 instances where in the middle of sex we look up and I'm like...SUPER bleeding. Now...I have been on birth control for 12 years so...could be that, but he also has a piercing and goes pretty deep so..could be that.
I have no STD or STI and there is never any pain.

Well the bleeding thing happened 7 days ago, he finished inside me, I had cramps all that evening. Now....I think I have had someone finish this way maybe 3 times in my life so no point of reference.

This entire week I have had on and off cramps with no bleeding and feel bloated. I am taking my pills as usual. I am kind of concerned. It has been 7 days since sex.

May 12, 2017 - 10:42am
EmpowHER Guest

Have you done anything to ease the cramps? How many days or hours before it gone?

September 8, 2016 - 6:18am
EmpowHER Guest

I was expericing the same thing except the cramps Only lasted a couPle of hours. I've read that if u don't reach an orgasim it can cause yu to have cramps. Plus I'm on birth control.

September 10, 2012 - 8:49am
EmpowHER Guest

The same thing was happening to me! Im freaking out, were you pregnant? And if you weren't, how long did it take for that pain to go away?

May 25, 2012 - 5:34pm

Hi mariaha1394,

It is highly unlikely that you should experience pregnancy symptoms right after having sex. However, if you are consistently having lots of unprotected sex, and experiencing pregnancy symptoms, there is a chance of pregnancy. It's best to use protection and take a pregnancy test if you miss your next period.

The wait time can be frustrating. In the mean time, visit our "Am I pregnant" group to reach out to other women who may be going through the same thing. 


Best of luck,


February 3, 2012 - 2:56pm
(reply to Danielle Serrano)

Thank you :) the cramps stopped and besides that and my back hurting I haven't had any symptoms

February 11, 2012 - 1:15pm
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Anonymous (reply to mariaha1394)

so did you ever find out if you were pregnant? and what was the cause of the period like cramps if not pregnant?

January 24, 2017 - 4:04pm
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