odyn-, odyno-, -odynia, -odynic,-odyne, -odyn, -dyne, -dynia +

(Greek: οδυνη, pain)

Usually limited to medical terms. Original meaning is literally "that which eats or consumes".

desmodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Suffering in a ligament: When Ginnie missed a step and fell down, she twisted her ankle and caused a sprain to the ligaments around the ankle and cause her to have desmodynia, which was exceedingly painful and throbbing.
diaphragmodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A term for a pain in the diaphragm: Diaphragmodynia can occur when a person has bronchitis, gastritis, an infection, multiple sclerosis, or even when a woman is pregnant!
didymalgia, didymodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a testicle: A didymalgia can be caused by an infection, an injury, or by a build-up of fluid, or cyst.
dorsodynia (s) (noun), dorsodynias (pl)
Pain in the upper back; dorsalgia: Lois read about the causes of dorsodynia being either poor posture, spinal stenosis, or obesity, just to name a few.
encephalodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the head; headache; Dr. Porter told Jane that there were many reasons for a case of encephalodynia being stress, muscle tension, or an infection, among others.
enterodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the intestines or colic pain: Constipation, an infection, or a peptic ulcer disease can all be causes of enterodynia.
epidemic pleurodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
An acute infectious disease usually occurring in epidemic form, characterized by paroxysms (fit or violent attack) of pain, usually in the chest: An epidemic pleurodynia is a very infectious disease that progresses and spreads swiftly from person to person.

Epidemic pleurodynia is characterized by very serious and critical chest pain in the lower thorax and upper abdomen area and omcöides fever.

esophagodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Suffering in the esophagus (musculomembranous passage extending from the pharynx to the stomach): Vomiting, a medication, an infection, or an allergy can cause esophagodynia.
essential vulvodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A chronic, diffuse, unremitting sensation of burning of the vulva (the female external genital organs including the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina); a painful sensation which may extend to the perineum, thigh, or buttock and is often associated with discomfort in the urethra and rectum: Sally learned from her gynaecologist that a case of essential vulvodynia has many causes, for example, from a vulva irritation, a vagina infection, or from herpes.
gastrodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A stomach pain or ache: Jane's tummy was hurting her so much that she went to the doctor who examined her and told her that she had a case of gastrodynia and if she suffered from constipation or had an allergy which could be a cause for this disorder.
gastroperiodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Periodic attacks of pain in the stomach: Since Mr. Evans was having stomach problems, he checked out the internet and found out that gas, a stomach virus, or a digestive disorder could be his problem and was termed gastroperiodynia and decided to go to the doctor to make sure.
glossodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A pain in the tongue or a painful tongue; burning mouth syndrom: Glossodynia can be described as a paresthesia (numbness, tingling, stinging, burning) marked by a burning sensation of the tongue.
gnathodynic (adjective), more gnathodynic, most gnathodynic
A reference to a pain in the jaw: There are many origins of gnathodynic complaints including sinusitis, a jaw injury, and misaligned teeth.
hepatodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Agony in the liver: Because While having a check-up at Dr. Thompson's office, Jack was told that he had a case of hepatodynia because of a condition of a fatty liver disease.
hysterodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the uterus: At her gynaecologist's office, Susan found out that she had uterine fibroids, which was termed hysterodynia.

Cross references related to "pain, hurt; suffering, injury" word families: -agra; algesi-; algo-; angina-; dolor-; Masochism; noci-; poen-; pono- (toil, work; pain); Sadism.