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".

pneumonodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the lungs: Possible origins of pneumonodynia can be a respiratory infection, pleurisy, asthma, a pulmonary embolism, or even tuberculosis.
pododynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the foot; podalgia: Besides cases of gout or rheumatism, tendonitis, a high arch, fallen arches, or diabetes can all be possible causes of pododynia.
proctodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain at the anus, or in the rectum: In medical class, Adam learned that proctodynia can be caused, among others, by cancer, an anal abscess, by diarrhoea, or by an anal fistula.
prostatalgia, prostatodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the prostate; some authorities limit usage to pain of unknown origin, such as that seen in nonbacterial prostatitis: Prostatalgia is 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.

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 (s) (noun) (no pl)
A pain in the vertebral column: A fracture, spinal stenosis, a disk problem, or strain are just a few causes of a condition of rachiodynia.
rhinodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the nose: If an individual has a col, an allergy, or a sinus infection, a case of rhinodynia can occur.
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 (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the shoulder blades: When working at his dest so many hours every day, Jack developed a condition of scapulodynia because of his poor posture of leaning over his desk and laptop.

The condition of scapulodynia increased when he started lifting boxes in an improper manner.

splenodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain over the region of the spleen (located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach); splenalgia: In medical school, Zoe learned that there were many reasons for a case of splenodynia including lupus, cancer, and heart failure.
spondylodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a vertebra of the back: Jane's back hurt her so much that she had to go to see Dr. Smart who examined her and said that she had a condition of spondylodynia because the cartilage between the ribs had worn down causing the vertebrae to rub against each other producing the agony she was experiencing.
sternodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the sternum (breastbone) or the sternal region; sternodynia: Ruby found out in her medical book that sternodynia could be a result of a heartburn, because of a fracture, and by pleurisy, among many other reasons.
stomatodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the mouth: Oral cancer, an abscess, or an infection, among other, can be the cause of a condition of stomatodynia.
tenodynia, tenontodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a tendon (connective tissue that connects muscle to bone); tenodynia: tendinitis: Chuck learned that playing sports could cause tenodynia because of getting injured, so he just sat and watched TV or played games on his cell phone.
thoracodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the chest: Some serious conditions that cause thoracodynia are shingles, pulmonary embolism, and a heart attack, all of which should be treated quickly.
thoracomyodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Suffering in the muscles of the chest wall: A case of costochondritis, a heart burn, and asthma are just three instances that can cause a condition of thoracomyodynia.

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