Loss of pain sensation

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Loss of pain sensation

Postby Poe » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:59 pm

I've had ms for roughly 5 years. About 2 years ago I was taking apart a rusty old jeep and cut my hand pretty bad. I never felt any pain. I didn't even know it happened until my hand was covered in blood. It started with my hands and has since spread to most of my body. I don't feel any pain on my skin at all. I can still feel touch. And sometimes when I get burnt or cut it itches. I've googled it several times and can't find anything. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Re: Loss of pain sensation

Postby Scott1 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:26 pm


What you have described is not that unusual. There is a risk you are attributing it to a sign of MS. I wouldn't jump to that conclusion as you don't have to have MS to experience that.

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Re: Loss of pain sensation

Postby HappyPoet » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:50 am

Dermatomal (skin) sensations of pain/itch/touch follow several spinal cord pathways to and within the brain. Loss of dermatomal pain can be caused by a lesion(s) in the thalamus and primary cortex -- a lesion(s) which could now be 'active' as indicated by the recent increasing area of skin involvement.

Just in case, you might want to call your neuro who might want to order a brain MRI with contrast, but even if an MRI isn't possible, your neuro might conclude, based on your current symptoms and history, that the cause is MS activity.

Good luck.
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