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how to know what my pain tolerance is?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I think that is: something that you learn over time.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

How can I test my pain tolerance?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Any thing that you: Do to your body that causes extreme pain is likely to damage your body. There are really no reasons to need to have an exact knowledge of what your pain threshold is. That is also a very subjective thing to try to rate. Enough painful things occur in life without people deliberately inflicting pain upon themselves.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Does bikini waxing hurt? I'm thinking about getting it done but my pain tolerance isn't brilliant. I don't want to go trough a lot of pain, how long does it last for?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: While I have no first hand experience i can assure you that it is painful.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do to build my pain tolerance up?

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Dr. Neil Ellis
Anesthesiology 13 years experience
Pain psychology: There are a variety of techniques that include guided imagery and breathing exercises. Talking to a pain psychologist could hellp you with some of these techniques. Narcotics lower your pain tolerance.

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