Haha yeah, it really sucks ass. Its like so confusing cos you’re like wtf do I do now?!
Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) is a medical condition in which the patient feels compelled to amputate one or more healthy limbs. Patients may also be drawn to disabilities such as blindness or paraplegia.
From a young age, the patient has a sense of incompleteness which he or she feels can only be resolved by removing a limb or undertaking a drastic body modification. Because Body Integrity Identity Disorder is not widely understood in general society, the patient can feel anxious, depressed, and frustrated, much as transgender individuals do. He or she may try to suppress the urges in an attempt to fit in, or go in the opposite direction, pretending that the amputation has already taken place. Some people with the condition express jealousy when they see amputees, and they may ultimately seek an elective amputation.
Some patients attempt to amputate their limbs themselves, a potentially very dangerous solution. Others may visit underground practitioners, who may not operate in safe conditions. More commonly, the patient severely injures the limb in question, in the hopes of forcing a doctor to amputate.