Lately, I have been performing more cunnilingus on my wife than before. (You’re welcome, honey.) After the last time, however, she’s been experiencing some lower abdominal pain. She’s wondering if oral sex can lead to some kind of bacterial infection.
We’ve been monogamous for many years, so there isn’t fear of an STD. There’s no pain when she urinates. She’s taking Clomid right now, as we’re trying to get pregnant. I can’t hink of any other relevant factors at the moment.
Any ideas from resident medical folks here?
And yes, if the pain persists or gets worse, we’ll go see a doctor. I’m just hoping to gather a little information first. For some reason, when I Google for an answer using “oral sex,” the first hundred thousand hits aren’t very useful. Go figure.
There could be any number of issues. First, an infection is possible, especially if she had any open sores (or friction sores, so to speak) anywhere on her vulva. If there is no urinating pain, you can potentially rule out a urinary tract infection. Does she have a history of kidney stones? If the pain is higher up, close to her kidneys, that might be an issue. Or hell, she might have have an intestinal gas problem.
My crackpot advice is the simple kind: healthy diet, stay hydrated, try some cranberry juice. Cut back on oral sex and see if that helps the problem. If not, take your own advice and see what the doctor has to say. I’m sure his diagnosis is far superior to mine.
It is possible that you are encountering a yeast infection. The yeast that can cause some ladies problems can be a normal inhabitant of the human mouth…and can often be found as part of the flora in the female genitalia. If for some reason the floral balance gets upset, the woman complains of a yeast infection. Sometimes this is the result of antibiotic use in either the male or female partner.
You might want to consider a trip to your physician.