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".

phrenodynia
Pain in the diaphragm.
pleurodynia
Pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs.

The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with a headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing.

pneumonodynia
Pain in the lungs.
pododynia
Pain in the foot, due to gout, rheumatism, etc.
proctodynia
Pain at the anus, or in the rectum.
prostatalgia, prostatodynia
Pain in the prostate; some authorities limit usage to pain of unknown origin; such as, that seen in nonbacterial prostatitis.

A type of inflammation of the prostate which is not a result of bacterial infection and in which there are no objective findings; such as, the presence of infection-fighting cells, in the urine of men who suffer from the disease. The prostate is a walnut-

Prostatodynia is typically a chronic, painful disease. The symptoms (including chills, fever, pain in the lower back and genital area, body aches, burning or painful urination, and the frequent and urgent need to urinate) characteristically go away and then come back without warning.

The urine and fluid from the prostate reveal no evidence of a known infecting organism or of cells that the body usually produces to fight infection.

Apparently treatment is ineffective. Therapy with antibiotics and with drugs that relax the muscles of the prostate gland is often attempted and fails.

rachiodynia
A pain in the vertebral column.
rhinodynia
Pain in the nose.
sacrodynia (s) (noun), sacrodynias (pl)
Pain in the area of the back overlying the tailbone: Manfred found it difficult to sleep because the sacrodynia in his lower back caused so much acute discomfort.
scapulodynia
Pain in the shoulder blades.
splenodynia
Pain over the region of the spleen (located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach).
spondylodynia
Pain in a vertebra of the back.
sternodynia
Pain in the sternum (breastbone) or the sternal region.
stomatodynia
Pain in the mouth.
tenodynia
Pain in a tendon (connective tissue that connects muscle to bone).

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