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cramps after sex in the third trimester of pregnancy (34 weeks)

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My husband and i just got finished having intercourse. I am now experiencing really bad period like cramps that start in my lower back and radiate to my lower stomach. Is this normal?
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replied December 30th, 2012
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If the symptoms have started after intercourse, it could be attributed to orgasm triggering uterine contractions. These should subside within few hours time. If persistent or getting worse, or if you develop any danger signs, visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. If uterine hyperactivity is detected, getting started on uterine relaxants would help with carrying pregnancy smoothly to term. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
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