Post-Op Pain Differs by Gender

Post-Op Pain Differs by Gender

Pain is a complex issue. There are physiological as well as psychological and cultural issues at play in the perception, tolerance, and admission of pain. This makes it a very difficult matter to study, but this does not deter researchers from attempting it, and what they have recently found is that men and women report different levels of pain after surgical procedures. Women tend to report greater pain after minor procedures, whereas men report more pain after major surgeries. More… Discuss

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3 responses to “Post-Op Pain Differs by Gender

  1. Interesting. Maybe it’s more a matter of the number of nerve endings rather than gender, though.

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