What is Visceral Pain?

Visceral Pain

Visceral pain is associated with the internal organ.

It is also capable of referring pain to other parts of the body. Some of the signs and symptoms of visceral pain are squeezing or cramping, a deep ache in the internal organs a generalized sick feeling and nausea and vomiting. Treatment of visceral pain is generally very successful with opioids. Some of the organs more sensitive to pain stomach, bladder and ureters and these organs will produce significant amounts of pain from even the slightest injury. Other organs that are less sensitive to pain include the spleen, kidney and pancreas. This can be due to the lack of noceceptors in those organs which will allow there to be great damage done to those organs with there being no pain at all.



by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: August 15, 2019