dull pain


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dull pain

Etymology: ME, dul, not sharp; L, poena, penalty
a mildly throbbing acute or chronic pain, which may not deter the patient from expected or desired activity.

dull pain

A mild discomfort, often difficult to describe, that may be associated with some musculoskeletal injuries or some diseases of the visceral organs.
See also: pain
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The second case still had unfavorable symptoms such as dull pain at rest and sharp pain while applying downward traction or engaging in overhead work 3 years and 6 months after the injury.
Fortunately, on day 22 she began walking and by day 37, the dull pain had almost disappeared.
An ache of dull pain, that of a hungry man with an empty stomach.
He walked to lunch and made it to the bus that took him to Yankee Stadium, all with a dull pain in his left knee.
Look out for flu-like symptoms along with a dull pain like a pulled muscle.
The war recedes into the background of our lives, like a dull pain or a chronic illness, only occasionally seizing our attention.
When seen by the medical oncologist, he complained of a cough that produced clear sputum and dull pain over the right costal margin, but he denied constitutional symptoms.
The most common cause is constipation, which causes dull pain in the left lower portion of the abdomen and is associated with very hard stool or absence of stool for one or more days.
The sharpness of sand in socks, jeans, and then low dull pain of returning sensation.
4-5) that, while not resisting translation altogether, transmit the dull pain of verbiage: "The complex relationship between Japan and China not only refracts the China-West binary model of confrontation, but sometimes displaces the role of Western modernism entirely.
If you had a dull pain, then you carried on, and if you had a sharp pain, you stopped.