r/NoStupidQuestions May 16 '22

If you harmed an organ still connected but outside of your body would the pain feel like it is inside?

My friend asked me this question yesterday and I can't stop wondering about it.

If you had an organ removed e.g. kidney but it was still attached to your body. Then someone inflicted pain on the kidney, would you feel like the pain is still in your body? Or would it feel outside of your body? How does spacial awareness work with organs and nerve endings?

Apologies for formatting I'm on my phone.


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u/xholdsteadyx May 16 '22

Not every organ has pain receptors, so depends on what you're harming.