U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a medical condition that results in complete sensory loss yet preserved consciousness?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Stroke: Stroke can affect strength or sensation, usually one side of the body. Tumors in unusual places can affect a person's sensitivity to pain, but usually not completely. Infections like leprosy cause serious sensory problems, but typically feet and toes, not the whole body. Perhaps the character in the book girl with the dragon tatoo (with a genetic trait) has you confused with medical disease.

Similar questions

A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a condition that results in complete sensory loss yet preserved consciousness?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
See neurologist : Yes, there are many conditions of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves that can preserve the consciousness and yet produce numbness. You need to be evaluated and managed by a neurologist.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.