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Girl Unable To Feel Pain!  
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2717 times:

From http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6379795/?GT1=5740 :

Ashlyn is among a tiny number of people in the world known to have congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, or CIPA — a rare genetic disorder that makes her unable to feel pain.

“Some people would say that’s a good thing. But no, it’s not,” says Tara Blocker, Ashlyn’s mother. “Pain’s there for a reason. It lets your body know something’s wrong and it needs to be fixed. I’d give anything for her to feel pain.”

I know I've wished I didn't feel pain at one time or another, but this is incomprehensible!


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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2693 times:

It´s not only not normal, but also very dangerous. She doesn´t feel if she gets burnt, hit or stuck somewhere, but would have to live with the consequences hereof.

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Well if that condition existed in a hot 20 yr old girl, I could think of some things to do that would otherwise induce alot of pain  Laugh out loud *joking*


User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

I know that there is a 3-4 year old girl in Minnesota right now who has the same condition as the girl in the story above. KARE Channel 11 in Minneapolis has been running stories off and on about her over the past few months.

The Minnesota girl has had similar expereinces to the Georgia girl except that the Minnesota girl is now blind in one eye because she had been scratching her eyeball. Remember, she can't feel pain, so she didn't know that she wasn't supposed to be doing that. She now has to wear swim goggles at all times to keep her fingers away from her eyes so she doesn't scratch the other one up also. The other thing I remember from the stories was that she was constantly banging her head into things (walls, doors, windows) in a very hard way. I mean she would be walking through a doorway and she would just smack her head on the frame of the door. I also remember that she has broken many bones already in her young life. Scary condition.....

User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

if she cant feel pain then surely she cant feel a lot of other things or is it just that part of the nerve that doesnt work.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

These people are in great danger of losing digits and becoming horribly scarred and disfigured - just like people who have Hansen's Disease (leprosy), which attacks the nerves that sense pain.


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User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 73
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
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You know, I was going to make a joke about the capacity of the human female to withstand incredible physical hardship is not surprising. After all, they do bleed for days on end and don't die...but my wife read over my shoulder and smacked me.

Number one..it was a tasteless joke for which I apologize, and number two...she made me read the article. She had heard of this from a friend.

This is a terrible thing to have as its implications and potential for physical disaster are awful. I have great empathy for this girl and her parents, and I hope that they are able to prevent harm from coming to this girl from her inability to know when she is in pain. She will be in danger that the rest of us will never understand for the rest of her life.

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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Sigh.... she will never know the joys of having a boil on her ass!

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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2281 times:

At least childbirth wouldn't be so bad.. no shot either..


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9130 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Interesting case, it's astounding how such a perfectly working messy thing as the human body can always be messed up way more by some disease, genetical defect or other anomaly.

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