Tell us about your symptoms and treatment experience. Take our survey here.

caret icon Back to all discussions

Severe pain in ovary after sex

I was diagnosed with endometriosis, adenomyosis and I do have endometrial cysts in both ovaries. I am scheduled for a hysterectomy with an excision specialist in August. For the first time after I had sex my right ovary was throbbing to the point of wanting to go to the hospital. I sucked it up and took melatonin to try to get some sleep. Since then it is throbbing throughout the day and I am bleeding lightly. I was planning on calling my dr. And trying to get an ultrasound to see if my chocolate cyst has grown. Has anyone had this happen to them?

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’re having pain after sex. I definitely think you should call your doctor if you’re bleeding outside of your period and having constant pain that’s new. There’s always the chance that a cyst can grow or burst, and an ultrasound may be a good idea to see if you need to move your surgery up.


    With that said, I used to get a lot of pain on my right side after sex before and after my endometriomas were removed. It felt like my ovary was hurting, but it was actually pain due to deep scar tissue and pelvic floor muscle tension/spasms. To this day, you can press on a certain spot of my muscle/ligament in my right pelvis and it’ll make me feel like I’m going to vomit. And sometimes it throbs for days. But tons of ultrasounds and a surgery in 2021 showed my ovary was free and clear.

    I also have recently had this pain again, along with irregular bleeding, but my ultrasound was normal. Sometimes it can be so hard to know what’s going on, but I always call my doctor when my symptoms are new or getting worse! - Keri (team member)

    1. I agree with Keri that this warrants speaking with your doctor...I've had multiple endometriomas rupture and I wouldn't wish that pain on anyone. It also made it challenging for my surgeons to determine what was endo and what was leftover form the endometrioma rupturing, making my surgeries more complicated. I also have lingering pain from where I had endometriomas and I no longer have ovaries, so the pain can be from other sources, but I think the spotting is concerning as well and it would make me want to be seen and have an ultrasound. Best of luck and I hope the pain eases for you soon! ~Katrina, Endometriosis.net Advocate

      1. Thank you both so much for your advice. I hope the both of you get completely healed soon!

        1. please keep us posted on how you are doing and don't hesitate to reach out anytime you need to chat! We are here for you. Hoping you find so much relief soon <3 -Kimberli (team member)

      Please read our rules before posting.