Pain from Rectal Distension in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Relationship to Sexual Abuse)

@article{Whitehead1997PainFR,
  title={Pain from Rectal Distension in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Relationship to Sexual Abuse)},
  author={W E Whitehead and Michael D Crowell and Ann L. Davidoff and Olafur S. Palsson and Marvin M. Schuster},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={42},
  pages={796-804}
}
The aims of this study were to determine whetherincreased pain sensitivity in patients with irritablebowel is due to physiological differences in perceptualsensitivity or psychological influences on perception, and whether prior sexual abuseaccounts for increased pain sensitivity. Seventeensexually abused and 15 nonabused women with irritablebowel were compared to 13 sexually abused and 14nonabused women without irritable bowel. Among thenonabused subjects, the volume of rectal distension… CONTINUE READING
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