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A 33-year-old female asked:

Can stress and anxiety cause anypain or endometriosis pain to go worse ? like can it be psychological an am making it worse ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sure: Emotional stress and anxiety can make any and all pains feel worse. That's one of the characteristics of pain... how one feels or perceives pain is influenced by one's state of mind, one's state of emotions. It can go the other way too... such as in a fight-or-flight response, where you don't feel the pain at all, as you're running from that raccoon chasing you.

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