What is Hyperalgesia?

Hyperalgesia ( or ; 'hyper' from Greek ὑπέρ (huper, “over”), '-algesia' from Greek algos, ἄλγος (pain)) is an increased sensitivity to pain, which may be caused by damage to nociceptors or peripheral nerves. Temporary increased sensitivity to pain also occurs as part of sickness behavior, the evolved response to infection.

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my problem is that im having tenderness over the second rib from last 2 months or so.as such there is no pain but wen i press my 2nd rib...

doctor1 MD

Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

Let me know the associated symptoms along with pain.
Do you have fever/ cough along with sputum / respiratory...

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Week ago i started to feel like my hair (around 2 inch area) on left side towards top of my head hurting slightly. (you know how you sleep on your...

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Possible unnoticed hair traction

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Hello, Sir.

I can certainly understand your concerns.

I apologize for the delayed...

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can I switch from oxycodone 10mg to APAP/ codeine 300-30m when I run out of the oxycodone?

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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Overall, use of opioids for chronic non-cancer-related pain should...

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