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What is Pain?

What is Pain?

For a detailed analysis of possible conditions causing pain, see pain as a symptom. ...more »

  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system.
  • Pain: Causing physical or psychological misery, pain or distress.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Pain: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Pain: Introduction

Types of Pain:

Types of Pain:

Broader types of Pain:

Who gets Pain?

Gender Profile for Pain: It is now widely believed that pain affects men and women differently. While the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone certainly play a role in this phenomenon, psychology and culture, too, may account at least in part for differences in how men and women receive pain signals. For example, young children may learn to respond to pain based on how they are treated when they experience pain. Some children may be cuddled and comforted, while others may be encouraged to tough it out and to dismiss their pain. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

How serious is Pain?

Complications of Pain: see complications of Pain

What causes Pain?

Causes of Pain: see causes of Pain
Risk factors for Pain: see risk factors for Pain

What are the symptoms of Pain?

Symptoms of Pain: see symptoms of Pain

Complications of Pain: see complications of Pain

Pain: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pain.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pain.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pain: see treatments for Pain
Research for Pain: see research for Pain

Name and Aliases of Pain

Main name of condition: Pain

Other names or spellings for Pain:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Pain: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Pain:


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