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Sometimes I get a very painful abdominal cramp during sex. What is it?

I’m a 23-year-old female and sometimes I get a painful cramp in my stomach during or after intercourse. It hurts so much I have to just sit down for 15-30 minutes. It doesn’t happen every time I have sex but it’s been going on for about a year...and only with my current partner. Any ideas what this could be?

What is PID and how is it treated?

What is PID? How do you get treated for PID, and how long do the symptoms continue after being treated?

Could an STD cause really sharp pains in the lower part of my stomach?

I’m experiencing sharp pains in the lower part of my stomach. I’m having problems bending or taking deep breaths, and I also have very painful urination. It seems like my vagina is inflamed too. My boyfriend and I have both been tested and are negative for STDs. What could this be?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause infertility?

I was just diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and I’m wondering if it can cause infertility...especially if you have it for a long time and don’t get it treated. I had discomfort for almost a year before my doctor identified it. Right now I’m 21 and not ready for kids, but I’d like to have them sometime in the future.

Is cunnilingus the cause of my wife’s PID diagnosis?

Can my wife acquire pelvic inflammation through saliva during cunnilingus? On two occasions, she had symptoms of pain and burning feeling in her fallopian tubes and the doctor diagnosed PID for which she took antibiotics. Is cunnilingus the cause?

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