I was doing dishes and sliced my finger with a sharp knife, but didn’t feel any pain. What happens to our bodies if you get eaten by a Great White Shark? Do you feel the pain of the bite or only the pressure of the jaws? Does your body go into shock from blood loss before the pain sets in?

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I was doing dishes and sliced my finger with a sharp knife, but didn’t feel any pain. What happens to our bodies if you get eaten by a Great White Shark? Do you feel the pain of the bite or only the pressure of the jaws? Does your body go into shock from blood loss before the pain sets in?

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Shark teeth are not smooth and sharp. They are serrated and pointy. Sharks rarely swallow whole and usually rip out chunks of flesh from their prey. You will definitely realise being bitten. The bite is usually not a clean cut but the sharks latches on to you and starts ripping off the flesh from the bite by swaying is head from side to side. You will feel the pull on your internal organs and flesh and finally feel the tearing of the flesh and snapping and crushing of the bones. You will be in shock initially but you will realise the full extent of the damage once the sensation returns. Then comes the shock followed by the loss of blood. Depending on the location of the bite you will experience different things.

If your lungs were punctured, you will feel like drowning from the blood pooling in the lungs. If you are bitten in the spleen which is basically a sack of blood, you will experience a sudden feeling of being light headed and losing consciousness. If your lower abdomen was bitten, you will very likely have your intestines tugged out of your body and would see them hanging out like ropes attached to your stomach. If bitten on your limbs you would likely become amputated and would have the bone protruding covered by ripped flesh and muscle. You will likely not notice anything if it bit your head off though since it will likely crush your brain before you realise that your head was bitten off.

You’ll feel both pain and the pressure. The human body has 6+ sensory receptors ranging from temp to texture to pressure to pain. So the pressure and incision of the teeth would both be felt.