Women Report More Intense Pain Than Men

Women report more intense pain than men with the same medical conditions, according findings published in The Journal of Pain.

Atul Butte, MD, associate professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, studied 160,000 pain reports from more than 72,000 patients and found women consistently report higher pain scores than men for the same conditions. In some cases, the difference was one whole point on the 0-10 pain scale — an improvement physicians use to judge whether pain medication is working or not.

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