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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Stomach problems

 Lobo - Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:54 am

My gf is having stomach pains thats been going on for about 15 minutes now. Shes never had any operations or any bad health conditions and isnt on any kind of medication. She says its on her left side and the pain starts at her hip. We were having sex just before the pain came along. At the time she was fine it was about 5 minutes afterwords when it started hurting her and this is the first time she has had pain afterwords. Its also the first time we tried something different.
 Carolyn Merritt, LPN - Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:37 am

User avatar Hello:
By referring to "trying something different" you mean anal sex then the pain she had during sex may be referred pain from the rectal area of the bowel. The tissue of the rectum is very sensitive and has to be in order for it to respond to the stimulus to defecate. Pain in the rectal area can actually be felt further up into the descending colon on the left side. This can happen if the sex is too vigorous or if your girlfriend is not adequately prepared and relaxed during the sexual act. If the pain goes away shortly after stopping sex then you can rest assured that this is the cause of the pain. Care and caution on the part of the male partner as well as adequate preparation and total relaxation of the rectal sphincters is necessary to prevent this act from being painful. Some people are never able to relax enough to allow it.

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