It can sense pressure but not pain. That's why it's important to examine your stoma when changing appliances to make sure it hasn't been injured at all, as it can get hurt without you feeling or noticing it.
The pain that you feel when your intestines are inflamed comes from spasming and how the inflammed tissues affect what's around it, not the bowel itself.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: butyrate
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13