Fact Sheet: Sex Differences in Abdominal Pain223
Experimental and clinical studies highlight the existence of sex-related differences in the perception of and responsiveness to painful stimuli. Sex-related differences in pain processing and responsiveness in general have been documented in experimental studies using animal models, and pain is experienced differently by men and women. Sex-related differences have also emerged in the search for new IBS-specific medications.Topics: Brain-Gut, Cause, diagnosis, Gender, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain Management, Symptoms, Treatment
Fact Sheet: A Noisy Tummy: What Does it Mean?234
While seldom of medical importance, for some people a rumbling, growling stomach can be a source of profound embarrassment. Picturesquely dubbed “borborygmi,” bowel sounds seem loudest to the owner, who is sometimes mistakenly convinced they are obvious to all. This article explains the causes of bowel sounds, discusses when the sounds become a cause for medical concern, and offers some tips that may help reduce bowel noises.Topics: Digestive System, FAQs, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Symptoms, Working with your healthcare provider
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