Pain after stopping the pill

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Registered: 10-18-2005
Pain after stopping the pill
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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 5:36pm

So, a little background. I have been on a variety of different bc pills for the last 12 years. I have stopped them a handful of times for a few months at a time (and once when ttc and had a son 6 years ago). Well, I recently stopped taking my pill to give my body a break and my bf and I have been using condoms. I noticed that the 1st week off of them (right after my period ended), I have a cramping pain in my lower abdomen during sex and for a few days after. This only lasts for the 1st week or 2, then disappears. I asked my gyno about it and she suggested that it may just be ovulation, I however, do not think that is it.1st of all, it starts right after my period and only after and during sex. 2nd, I can usually tell when I am ovulating. My bf and I wondered if it has anything to do with condoms? I'm not sure. Also, I have endometriosis. Could this be why? It has only started once I stopped the pills. Any suggestions or info would be great! Thanks!

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 11:21pm

Hey Ama sorry this is such a frustrating experience.  I think its time for another chat with your doctor about the cause of the pain.  If its happening only during/after sex that should be something to look into.  Are you using condoms with spermicide or pre-lubed ones?  If so you could switch to spermicide free ones or use unlubed ones and add your own water based lube to see if that helps.  If that doesn't fix it then the endometriosis or something else may be the cause, so your doctor should look into it.

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Registered: 10-18-2005
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 8:13pm

We have been using lubed condoms. I had thought about trying sex without condoms to see if that made a difference but we don't want to take the chance since we (more "he"..lol) isn't ready for a baby. I might just have to make an appointment with a doctor. Thank you for replying and for the advice! :-)

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Sat, 11-17-2012 - 7:21pm

I agree that sex without condoms is not the best idea, especially if you're trying to avoid pregnancy.  However it couldn't hurt to try a different brand of condoms (there are tons out there) or unlubed ones or ones that use a different brand of lube to see if that makes any difference.    Hopefully your doctor will be able to shed some light on this situation for you.  Let us know how it goes.

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