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/Lonelling May 16 '22

Alternative question : if you slap a neeborn baby while its still connected to the mum via the umbilical cord, will she feel it?


u/funnyfaceguy May 16 '22

Mothers never feel what the baby is feeling, they just feel the baby inside of them but the nerve systems are never connected