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After I have intercourse I am in extreme upper abdominal

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After I have intercourse I am in extreme upper abdominal pain, this has been happening for about 6 months now but, it has become unbearable. I bloat and have sharp shooting pains. I have taken ibuprophen, Tylenol, and gas medications but nothing seems to help. sometimes it last for a few days sometimes just for a day.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Zach replied 1 year ago.

Good evening! It looks like you have exhausted the basic treatment for pain. With such severe pain after intercourse, I would highly recommend you are evaluated by an OB/GYN in person. Potential causes include ovarian or uterine issues such as cysts (they can twist and cause pain) and endometriosis, or a pelvic infection. In more unusual cases painful intercourse resulting in UPPER abdominal pain can indicate an gastrointestinal issue (liver, gallbladder, appendix). You need a full abdominal and GYN exam and potentially an imaging study (ultrasound vs CT Scan) depending on the exact findings on your exam.