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Sex Differences in Abdominal Pain

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, Fact Sheet, Gender, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain Management, Symptoms, Treatment

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