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Rating Pain

Women seem to be more sensitive to pain than men. A study published in 2004 in the Journal of Pain looked at men and women ages 25 to 45. The participants reported their pain level when a blood pressure cuff was inflated and left in place for several minutes, creating an aching feeling.

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 2/28/2005
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