Women In Pain - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/26/05

Women In Pain

Do women experience pain more than men? A new study says yes! Researchers found women have more nerve receptors in their skin than men, something that causes women to feel pain more intensely.

The study comes from Southern Illinois University.Where researchers suggest women may require different surgical techniques, treatments or medicine doses to help manage a different level of pain. Specifically, when researchers counted the density of nerve fibers at the same spots on the skin. Women had 34 nerve fibers per square centimeter, while men had an average of 17.

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