Post-op Pain Not the Same for Men, Women

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Men and women may have different pain reactions when it comes to medical procedures. In a study presented at Euroanaesthesia 2014, researchers from the University Hospitals of the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany interviewed 10,200 patients who had undergone surgery over the course of four years. While significant differences were not seen between men and women in overall postoperative pain, men were 27% more likely to report greater pain after major surgery while women were 34% more likely to do so after minor procedures. The authors speculate that anxiety could influence pain perceptions for women undergoing minor procedures like cancer-related biopsies but that the results should not alter treatment for men and women regarding pain.

Post-op Pain Not the Same for Men, Women
Post-op Pain Not the Same for Men, Women

Men tend to report feeling more pain after major surgeries than women, whereas women tend to report experiencing more pain after minor surgical procedures than men, according to a new study. In the study, researchers found that men were 27 percent more likely to report higher pain ratings after ...

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