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PHANTOM LIMB PAIN
Phantom Limb Pain is an imaginary pain that a person feels is coming from a body part that is no longer there. Phantom Limb Pain was once considered as a post-amputation phenomenon that is psychological, but now this pain is traced back to real sensations that originate in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms are:
• Onset of imaginary pain within a few days after amputation
• Pain that comes and goes
• Shooting, stabbing, boring or squeezing kind of pain
• Coldness, itchiness and tingling at the amputated part
HOW IS PHANTOM LIMB PAIN DIAGNOSED?
There is no specific test to diagnose the pain but the general physician can look up your medical history to identify and diagnose the pain.
HOW IS PHANTOM LIMB PAIN TREATED?
Finding a treatment to relieve your phantom pain can be difficult. Doctors usually begin with medications and then may add noninvasive therapies, such as acupuncture or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Antidepressants may be prescribed in some cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some people who have undergone gender reassignment surgery have reported the sensation of phantom genitals. The reports were less common among post-operative transwomen, but did occur in transmen. Similarly, subjects who had undergone mastectomy reported experiencing phantom breasts, these reports were substantially less common among post-operative trans men, but did occur in transwomen.