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Ash33
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Hi, I am having dull achey pains in my lower abdomen/pelvic area, which has been continuous for a week and a half. It started the day after I had a really heavy makeout session (I had underwear on the entire time). What could this be?
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Robin Lee
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HI Ash33 and welcome to Scarleteen,

Have you ever experienced this type of achiness before? Sometimes that dull achiness can be related to one's menstrual cycle.

However, if you're experiencing pain for an extended period of time, that's usually something to chat with a doctor about, just to make sure that nothing medical is amiss. Do you have access to healthcare?

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It is a similar feeling to when I get cramps during my period, but it's not going away at all and it's more or a dull ache. I had my period 2 weeks ago, and this has never happened after my period. I am curious if the heavy makeout had anything to do with it? Do you think anything could have gone wrong to cause this? I want to avoid going to a doctor if I can for right now.
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It's really impossible for me to tell you, since I'm not a doctor and even if I was I'm not there to examine you, if anything is wrong.


A couple of possibilities:

The area we're talking about also contains the digestive system, so this could be related to that, not to anything sexual health-related.

IN terms of whether making out could cause anything to go "wrong" it's pretty unlikely. if there was a lot of pressure against your pelvis from bodies rubbing together, it's certainly possible that you could have gotten some strained muscles or something of that nature.

What you're describing also sounds a little like FBI Files: Vasocongestion, AKA: Blue Balls
but I wouldn't expect that to last this long.

Is there anything besides the timing of this that has you worried about it being related to your sexual health?

I would encourage you to set a time limmit for yourself for how long you'll put up with this before seeing a health care provider. Again, when changes happen in our bodies, particularly changes signalled by pain, it's usually a good idea to have them checked out. (though I certainly hear you on not wanting to go to the doctor, I'm not a fan of doing that myself)

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