Women and men may experience pain differently.
In experimental situations, women generally experience slightly lower pain threshold, less tolerance and higher pain ratings than men. But this difference is small and depends on many factors. Women do report more pains in the body than men, certain painful conditions are more prevalent in women, and women often report different symptoms than men.
There are two main ways in which the pain response differs between women and men. First , there are neurological differences in how pain stimuli is interpreted and 'learned," which is thought to lead to more variability and wider ranging pains in women, Secondly, sex aftect the expression of pain-related processes differently in women.
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