Do women experience pain differently to men?

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Do women experience pain differently to men?
« on: 26/07/2008 15:07:14 »
Lizzie asked the Naked Scientists:

I read in the new scientist that women have a different pain system then men.

Would this explain why women often experience different symptoms then men when it comes to heart attacks?

What do you think?

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Do women experience pain differently to men?
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2008 15:04:32 »
I have heard that often and have done lots of reading and some women do not describe it like a crushing heaviness in their chest, but pain in other areas, arm, ears, shoulder blades,Radiating pain in Jaw,

I think they do and I think at times it is more individual then gender related...etc...But many times pain a women can tolerate a man cannot.. but I have also seen it go both ways with just general pain and non specific Heart attack like pain descriptions!
« Last Edit: 30/07/2008 15:13:58 by Karen W. »

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