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Will Sciatica affect me in sexual activity forever?

By September 30, 2016 - 1:54am
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I am 24, I had Sciatica since last year and I still have it I don't know what type of sciatica I had because my doctor never asked me to do x ray or anything. Anyways, there are things happened to me recently.. especially when I masturbate.. when I nearly about to have orgasm my leg would hurt me and shake as if I had a small electricity shock.. It scared me.. I wouldn't do it.. and ever since then.. I am scared even to be in relationship.. I think it would be worse when having sex. So I don't know what to do.. is there way to stop that thing? I am really shy to ask my doctor in person about this.. Also, I have something else.. whenever I do a lot of things like cooking or washing dishes or laundry.. I would bleed down there even though i already had my period a week ago.. I try not to do anything.. but is Sciatica related to period or vigina?.. Please I need your advice..

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I think thats some excellent advice, you will just have to find positions comfortable for you then take it from there, usually leg and back placement is where you should focus especially as Maryann correctly said the condition originates from Spinal Stenosis very commonly.

I was close to having surgery last year however I found this which I think you might think is useful - http://www.remediesreviewed.com/sciatica-sos-review/
It was full of information on treating Sciatica and really helped me out alot, I ended up not having to get surgery and I am pretty much symptom free now.

Hope this helps!

October 6, 2016 - 2:21am

Hello MsSofiaLee,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. I am glad you reached out to us and I will do my best to help you.

Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying medical condition.

It refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.

Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks. People who have severe sciatica that's associated with significant leg weakness or bowel or bladder changes might be candidates for surgery.

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched, usually by a herniated disk in your spine or by an overgrowth of bone (bone spur) on your vertebrae. More rarely, the nerve can be compressed by a tumor or damaged by a disease such as diabetes.

MsSofieLee, if indeed you have been told that you suffer with sciatica, it is not the cause of vaginal bleeding in between periods. For that problem, you must speak with a gynecologist.
That is a serious issue that must be evaluated and treated.

Also sciatica should not have any effect on your sexual activity. You may have to try different positions to be comfortable.


September 30, 2016 - 8:12am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

But I only have "bleeding" whenever I over work.. even though it is normal thing to do, like cooking but for me it is too much work because my body mostly feels weak.. especially my back and left leg then I sometime have bleeding, not always.

September 30, 2016 - 9:50am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you so much.

September 30, 2016 - 9:40am
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