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Painful Sexual Intercourse during Ovulation

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jun 14, 2011
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Women often complain of painful sex during ovulation. They feel cramps across the pubic bone but the pelvic exam or medical history of the woman may not have anything to show for it. It can happen even if you have normal cycles with quite normal days of bleeding. With this being the case, one can argue that it has got more to do with the woman’s condition at this period of time rather than any disease.


The possible reasons can be –

  • Your partner’s penis must be hitting your cervix leading to the pain. The pain might not be the same if you change positions or lift the butt up a little.
  • During ovulation, the cervix happens to drop very low. This can cause this problem as sexual intercourse may be disturbing the cervix.
  • Usually a woman’s cervix changes position after ovulation. It is in a close, low and hard position which does not lend itself to fertilisation. In this condition of the cervix, if the penis reaches so down low, your cervix can be disturbed and pain can be caused.

The chances of conceiving are highest during, before or after ovulation. Some couples even depend on ovulation pain (not during intercourse) to plan on pregnancy. It is not a very good idea if it is considered a method of avoiding pregnancy by any means. You always need to use other methods of birth control.


The painful sexual intercourse during ovulation can come when a woman is already experiencing or has experienced a period of ovulation pain. Ovulation is that stage of a woman’s menstrual cycle in which an egg is released from one of the ovaries. Some important points to remember for women for avoiding the pains in this stage are –

  • One in five women have to bear with ovulation pain and it can last from a few minutes up to 48 hours.
  • Though usually harmless, the pain during ovulation, including painful sexual intercourse, can be due to certain medical conditions such as endometriosis.
  • If your ovulation pain lasts longer than 3 days or if it is suspected to be linked to some abnormal symptoms of menstruation such as heavy bleeding, visit your doctor immediately.

 

 

 

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