Phantom limb painAmputation - phantom limb
After one of your limbs is amputated, you may feel as if the limb is still there. This is called phantom sensation. You may feel:
- Pain in your limb even though it is physically not there
- Hot or cold
- Like your missing toes or fingers are moving
- Like your missing limb is still there, or is in a funny position
- Like your missing limb is getting shorter (telescoping)
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