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What causes visceral hyperalgesia?

Visceral hyperalgesia resembles neuropathic pain more closely than nociceptive pain. Specifically, it seems like hyperalgesia results from an alteration of visceral nerves that cause them to trigger pain more easily. It may also result from changes in the brain itself. A brain becoming prepared to interpret signals from the viscera as pain is more likely to do so, even with ordinary information that it receives all the time.

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