algesi-, alge-, alges-, algesio-, algi-, algio-, -algesia, -algesic, -algetic, -algic, -algia, -algy

(Greek: pain, sense of pain; painful; hurting)

Used actively in medical terminology to denote a condition of sensitivity to pain as specified by the combining root.

iridalgia, iralgia
Pain referred to the iris or pain in the iris of the eye.
ischialgia
1. Pain in the hip; specifically, the ischium; also, ischiodynia.
2. A rarely used term for sciatica; also known as: ischioneuralgia.
ithyphallalgia
Painfulness when the penis is in erection.
keratalgia
Pain in the cornea which is the transparent convex membrane that covers the pupil and iris of the eye; or the transparent membrane covering the eyeball.
kinesalgia
Pain caused by muscular movement or exertions (strenuous exercises or efforts).
kinesialgia
Pain caused by muscular movements.
kolpalgia
Pain in the vagina or the lower sheath of the female reproductive tract.
laryngalgia
Pain or neuralgia of the larynx (voice box or vocal cords).
mammalgia
Pain in the breast.
mastalgia
Pain in the breast or mammary gland, whether serious or not.

Mastalgia has many causes including injury, infection, and plugged milk ducts.

mastoidalgia
Pain in the mastoid region, shaped like a breast, a bony protuberance on the skull, found behind the ear in many vertebrates, including humans.
meconalgia
Opium withdrawal pains in an addict.
megalgia
Very severe pain.
melalgia
Pain in a limb or limbs; specifically, burning pain in the feet extending up the leg and even to the thigh.
melosalgia
Pain in the lower limbs.

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