Woman feels no pain due to rare genetic mutation

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Doctors in Britain are working to figure out why a woman has no feeling of pain.

Jo Cameron has a rare genetic mutation allowing her to barely feel any sense of pain or stress.

Doctors sent Cameron for genetic testing after she recovered from surgery on her hand without the use of any sort of pain killers.

Cameron told them she had dealt with broken bones, childbirth, and surgeries, all with the same result of no pain.

"I was going through childbirth and I kept thinking 'As soon as I feel pain I'll ask for it.' And before I realized I've had the children," she said,

Researchers will study Cameron's mutation in an effort to create new forms of medication for chronic pain patients.

FOX 5 reported this story from Atlanta.