Since April, I have had bowel problems and I've been referred to see a specialist to investigate whether I have colitis or a similar bowel condition. I'm in the UK and the next available appointment at the time of booking wasn't until the end of September. Hopefully if there is something wrong, I'll be able to get a diagnosis and start treatment soon after that.
I'm finding my bowel issues manageable at the moment but I'm finding that PIV sex can be quite painful. It doesn't really hurt during sex, but afterwards I sometimes get the same pain in my lower stomach area that I do when I'm having a bowel flare up. I'm in a long-term relationship and whilst I don't mind having other types of sex for the time being, I just wondered if anyone has experience with this kind of issue and if there is anything I can do to reduce the chance of it being painful?