Woman suffers stroke after sex

Posted by Ria, 17 Sep 08

“Sex COULD kill you. Do you know what the human body goes through when you have sex? Pupils dilate, arteries constrict, core temperature rises, heart races, blood pressure skyrockets, respiration becomes rapid and shallow, the brain fires bursts of electrical impulses from nowhere to nowhere, and secretions spit out of every gland, and the muscles tense and spasm like you're lifting three times your body weight. It's violent. It's ugly. And it's messy. And if God hadn't made it UNBELIEVABLY fun, the human race would have died out eons ago … Men are lucky they can only have one orgasm. Know that women can have an hour long orgasm?” - Dr. Cameron from an episode of 'House'

Now with all that info on what happens when you have sex, I would understand how this 35-year old woman from Illinois suffered a relatively minor stroke after having sex with her dude. Much as it wasn’t a major one, it was serious enough to be branded a life-threatening condition all the same.

Is this common? Much as it is a rare thing for men and women, it is still possible. (I remember I used to have a dude who used to get asthmatic attacks after doing the deed. I had to dump him. Couldn’t stand the doctors saying ‘COD: Ria humping the dude’). Some strokes reportedly come about because of a small hole between 2 upper chambers of the heart and a blood clot being “thrown” to the brain during times of great physical exertion. Now combine that with the use of the pill (some cause blood clots) and GREAT physical exertion during sex and that one-hour orgasm!

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Much as this woman was healthy with no medical complications, she did have a blood clot in her leg and a genetic heart perforation (Patent Foramen Ovale or PFO). When she began getting better, she told the doctors to implant a tiny device to close the PFO.

I have heard of women going numb after a dose of vigorous humping. But stroke? Well I guess this proves Dr. Cameron’s point – much as we women try so hard to get to achieve the BIG OHHH!!!, it is dangerous for the average woman to experiment with it. ;-) jus kidding!

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  1.   RODEODRIVE says:
    Posted: 17 Apr 10

    After an orgasm, when I lie my head back to rest from this wonderful and lovely experience..... and if it my time to go to the heavens.... I would be so thankful. Just like many of you have written...there could be worse ways to pass away.

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  2.   lovely2see says:
    Posted: 29 Mar 10

    What a way to go!!! =)

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  3. Posted: 10 May 09

    Bikerdude is absolutely correct. God created humans to have sex and procreate. And sex is damn good. It my favorite activity of all time. If I'm going to die one day, this would be the best way to go. To meet my maker with a smile on my face doing the do just like I was born to do. :) Sex is healthy and sex is strenuous. We all know that. Death can be painful so why not hope for this alternative Just a thought

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  4.   bikerdude says:
    Posted: 25 Nov 08

    Well damn if i am going to die which i will do one day i wanna die havin sex or riding my bike not in a nursing home

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  5.   Beauty says:
    Posted: 29 Sep 08

    My fav line from "The Color Purple" is "how did he die?" So, I can't wait to pass on this information.

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  6.   toto68 says:
    Posted: 25 Sep 08

    Well.......much has been said about this inciden't,hey i'm surprised that even the sweetest thing in the world like sex can also kill......how unfair! but on the other hand it's the best way to die while smiling and very restless from ecstacy than being hit by a bomb or befallen by the other calamities.

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  7.   lina822 says:
    Posted: 23 Sep 08

    interesting....after having the pleasure..then stroke! some women will have to think twice before indulging in the activity. butanyway what the heck!! enjoy it we only live once...

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  8.   Gundo says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 08

    Well... where does this leave us? May be those, who survive the workout, don't need to fear the bedroom?

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  9.   rae56 says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 08

    Not to cast a negative on working out, more to point out that sh*t happens, but i'll lay you odds that more people die working out than having sex. I was doing the 10K (walking it) in the Tahoe Marathon 2 years ago. Runner, supposedly in top condition, dropped dead ahead of me... heart attack! Four years ago a family friend, working out in her basement gym... died from a stroke. No, it's not pleasant for anyone involved, but the fact still remains, Sh*t happens!

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  10.   Gundo says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 08

    All the hazards of life aside that we have no control of: The story is a case in point for the benefits of integrating some workout in one's life - casual, physically demanding activities become less risky... :-) To look at it as the best way of dying - well, there is still someone else involved here; I wonder how it might feel to suddenly hold a cadaver...

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  11.   rae56 says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 08

    I'd be more concerned about STD's or getting hit by a car than having a stroke during sex... what are the odds of it happening? Yes, I know strokes and heart attacks happen during sex, but not very often. And if it does, what a way to go!

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  12.   Eric_T says:
    Posted: 21 Sep 08

    Oh yeah, thanks for the tip on sneezing. I'll make sure to avoid that like the Black Death. How truly devestating that would be for the guy who did it. But you know, you learn something new about the human body every day. Goodness.

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  13.   Eric_t says:
    Posted: 21 Sep 08

    So, yeah. All things aside, is this really going to serve as anything more than an amusing anecdote at parties? I highly doubt it's going to stop anyone from having sex. I mean as a full time soldier from 2000 to 2004 I came to realize that there are a million and one ways to die. A guy that survived five rocket attacks in my unit came home and died in a car accident. Drinking water can kill me. French fries can kill me. Driving can kill me. Caffeine can kill me. You know what, the very air I breathe can kill me. I'm over it. If sex kills too, sign me up because it's far more enjoyable than water, frech fries, driving, caffeine, etc. I hope my future wife understands that because if we have a hang up over what can kill us we might as well forget about really living.

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  14.   chrisschad says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 08

    First off, i would not put too much importance to the statements made by "house"; almost all of those things which are listed as resulting from sex also happen when we exercise and to a more dramatic/significant extent (depending on the intensity of the workout). Additionally, even such mundane and seemingly innocuous occurrences as entering REM sleep, may trigger a bevy of physiological responses similar to some of those listed in House's litany. Nonetheless, all of those responses that were listed in the House litany had essentially nothing to do with the underlying pathophysiology of that woman's stroke. Apparently, she had what is called a paradoxical embolus; the paradox being that a (dislodged) clot that had formed on the venous side of the circulation (in her leg veins), which "normally" (if it should embolize would go to the lung, causing a pulmonary embolus) actually "crossed over" from the (normally) low pressure system of the right ventricle (which pumps relatively deoxygenated blood to the lungs) to the much higher pressure system of the left ventricle, which normally pumps oxygenated blood to the systemic circulation (all the major organs, muscles etc. including the brain). Resultantly, the clot went from her legs, bypassed the lungs and lodged in her brain (causing an embolic stroke) by virtue of a patent foramen ovale (a small "hole" between the right and left ventricle) which is a (persistent) remnant of the fetal circulation that is present in between 5-20% of "normal" adults. In order for the clot to pass from a low pressure system (the right ventricle) to a normally much higher pressure system (the left ventricle) there has to be a transient elevation of the right ventricular pressures such that it exceeds the pressure on the left side. This generally happens when someone performs what is called a Valsalva maneuver which is basically like bearing down as if you were attempting to have a bowel movement (but this happens all the time when we do sit ups, cough, or bear down when we are cumming.) More interestingly, several years ago there were reports of a (very) small number of women who had (fatal)) air emboli (? paradoxical) resulting from their partners sneezing (or coughing) in the middle of performing oral sex on the women thus causing insufflation of (relatively) large amounts of air into the patent vaginal venous system which traveled to the right ventricle and crossed over to the systemic circulation. That's gotta be tough on the women's family: "So how did your sister pass away?" "Well, apparently, some bozo sneezed in the middle of eating her out." "A tragedy, truly a death blow."

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  15.   BeReal4me says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 08

    Just for a laugh... What was his name and contact information?... Just kidding... I think we should all be aware of what the body actually goes through during different acts in our lives. God gave us this gift. I know sex is a powerful thing, but just didnt know it was powerful enough to give a woman a stroke. SMILE I have heard of men dying from it, with heart attacks, but never this. Although it may have been a while since some of us have experienced such an orgasm, and would like to, I dont think the medical implications are worth testing someone out as one of the responders replied. I need to get in better shape. What was his name again? (laugh)

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  16.   ICE2008 says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 08

    OUCH!!!! Carlita 1, you need Richard Simmons in your life. Buy one of his excercise DVDs and you will be set free. LOL

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  17.   jackalded says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 08

    That sounds fascinating. soo that will be another reason for women to refuse sex.

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  18.   Carlita1 says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 08

    I have my own little problem when I have sex..... my cries of ecstasy frequently turn to cries of agony as my calf muscle(s)suddenly cramp, sometimes buttock muscles. Anyone pleasuring me has to be verse in the quickest method of un-cramping muscles so we can resume activities!

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  19.   kenyanito says:
    Posted: 19 Sep 08

    i know most are tongue-in-cheek" but anyway...if thats how God planned that you will go then so be it

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  20.   ICE2008 says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 08

    kenyanito, I was just being "tongue-in-cheek". For a normal person, one just lives life and doesn't worry about death. If it happens during sex (or better yet, at the moment of climax), what can you do? Creepy, but a possible real life scenario. Stranger things have happened in this world. "There are a million ways to die, but only one way to live."

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  21.   kenyanito says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 08

    OMG!!! are you sure this is how you really want to meet your creator? I am not sure this is what i'd wish for but...this is just me

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  22.   ICE2008 says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 08

    Well, if I have to go meet my Creator, please let it be like this. At least it will have been for a worthy cause plus I'll have a smile on my face.

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  23.   briabria says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 08

    I agree with Laugh_sailor. I can think of a hundred worse ways to depart this life. Just as it may contribute to strokes, it can also be a mood lifter, conducive to weight loss, create children etc

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  24. Posted: 17 Sep 08

    Isn't this how we all want to die?

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  25.   kenyanito says:
    Posted: 17 Sep 08

    i think this was one case of bad luck but it could happen to anybody else..Though its kind of scary..

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  26.   Mugwump says:
    Posted: 17 Sep 08

    Well, that last contribution was so off the planet I'll ignore it. I don't think you can do much about the fundamental truth that sex will always be intrinsically risky. It is such an important part of our lives that we, especially men, do completely insane things in its name. (Think about animals, many of which will fight to the death over access to females.) Just a minor point: it is simply not true that men can only have one orgasm. I once had a Maori girlfriend, and, the first time I had sex with her, I suffered the humiliation of realizing I was not going to be able to stop myself from coming after about two minutes. I decided that, if I took things gently after the inevitable happened, I might be able to get it up again and continue. I needn't have bothered. After having my orgasm I found I could just keep on going. This process repeated itself several more times before I finally ran out of steam. After that, all our lovemaking sessions went pretty much the same way, except I didn't have to worry about being a two-pump chump any more. If there are any Maori (or other Polynesian) girls out there, I want you!

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  27.   Pia65 says:
    Posted: 17 Sep 08

    What an article.... It figures that a medical condition would make having something like intimacy an "issue." Thankfully our medical profession has advanced and can help many people in a variety of ways. On the other hand...... Its sad in today's society that some people have such low moral values that they feel the need to "try someone out"! You're not going for a car test drive! In today's world its the "I" and "ME" generation that says "Don't I deserve what I want?" OR "Its all about ME!" Shame on you...Don't you know..... That's not Love...that's LUST!!! Therefore......... I think for most people its not an "issue". Its supposed to be an enjoyable function put in place by the Lord to have as a mutual connection between a man and a woman within the confines of marriage. It's apart of the very foundation of what our nation is based upon....To forget that fact causes trouble. Finally...... When that principle isn't adhered to then we shouldn't wonder why so many people contract so many medical problems......We've earned it by lowering our moral values, standards, and our underpants!!!

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