Could menstual cramps that are way worse than normal be a sign of an std?

by Rachel on October 31, 2010

I had a condom slip off once during sex, and duing my next period I had worse cramps than normal. Is this a possible sign of an std? If so, which ones?

You don’t need to tell me to get tested, I am planning on it. But I was just wondering if you know this to be a symptom or if there could be another cause.

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bktp37 October 31, 2010 at 11:24 pm

No that has nothing to do with an STD. If you had a constant pain of the cramp feeling then yes I would get it checked out but if it was just during your period then no. Some periods you will have no cramps and then the next you could have such painful ones that you cant even get out of bed. Thats just the part of your period that makes you miserable!

drpepperbabe01 November 1, 2010 at 12:17 am

No I strongly doubt that it is a sign of an STD. It could be a direct result of your stress over the situation. I know my cramps get worse when I am stressed out. If the cramping gets worse from this point on ask your doctor about ponstel it is a medication for cramps that I have found to be the best thing ever made! I have had severe camping for the past 6 years and that is the only thing that gets me through my cycle.

hallie November 1, 2010 at 1:08 am

I dont think so, but I’ve heard of cycles being throw off because of problems down there. it could always be. I was thrown off because of a similar problem by a half a month. So cramps being part of it? I wouldn’t rule it out. Im glad to hear youre getting tested, not usually what you read on here.

geo November 1, 2010 at 1:09 am

cramps during period don’t have to do anything with STD

pretzypie November 1, 2010 at 2:05 am

Painful period cramps that are worse than normal may indicate a problem in a reproductive organ. This includes conditions such as endometriosis (when tissue from the uterus is displaced to somewhere else like the pelvic wall or ovaries), uterine fibroids (thick bands of muscular and fibrous tissue in the uterus), ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer (rare), or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which is an infection of the reproductive organs, usually from a sexually transmitted disease.

The key is to know when you must seek medical care right away. In many cases you can simply wait to see whether it goes away in a few days or call your doctor at a later time if the symptoms persist. I would recommend however that if it doesn’t go away within a couple of days you have to go see a doctor or a nurse at a clinic for further evaluation.

I experienced the same painful menstrual like cramps before, during and after my period and 3 weeks ago through a laparoscopy found out that I have endometriosis.

Good luck :)

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