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Spanish term or phrase:dolor puntual
English translation:momentary pain
Entered by: Joseph Tein
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06:18 Nov 3, 2008
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Medical - Medical: Health Care / Pain descriptions
Spanish term or phrase: dolor puntual
This phrase appears in a description of types of pain that patients experienced during a colonoscopy procedure. There was *dolor puntual* en menos de 5 ocasiones, dolor continuo o en más de 5 ocasiones, o dolor intenso. The text comes from Spain.

¿Cómo puedo decir 'dolor puntual' en inglés? Gracias.
Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 18:35
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3tender point painDavid Brown
4 +3sharp pain
Paula Serrano
4 +2occasional pain
Alberto Balanza
4 +2intermittent painYasser El Helw
5specific
Rosa Paredes
Summary of reference entries provided
liz askew

Discussion entries: 1





  

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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
occasional pain


Explanation:
Smething "puntual" is something that happens in numbered occasions

Alberto Balanza
Malaysia
Local time: 09:35
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Muriel Vasconcellos
22 mins

agree  Caroline Devitt
1 hr

agree  celiacp
1 hr

neutral  Yasser El Helw: As you said, "occasional" is something that occurs at long intervals. How long do you think a colonoscopy procedure lasts?
1 hr

disagree  Rosa Paredes: El dolor es ocasional con respecto al procedimiento, pero es puntual en cuanto se experimenta en un punto preciso
19 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
tender point pain


Explanation:
I think it means this, as I find it strange to say "occasional pain" x times or "intermittent pain" x times"
La que más caracteriza a la enfermedad es el dolor muscular y la presencia de puntos dolorosos a la palpación en unas localizaciones precisas.

Este punto doloroso, que también recibe en nombre de “Tender Point” se puede encontrar sobre un músculo, tendón, hueso o grasa, y su presión desencadena dolor solo a nivel local (en el punto), sin irradiación a distancia.



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I found something similar from proz.com. in 2007 .. http://www.proz.com/kudoz/english_to_spanish/psychology/1734...

David Brown
Spain
Local time: 03:35
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 113

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Yasser El Helw: I think "ocasiones" here refers to the number of colonoscopy procedures and not to the number of episodes of pain.
31 mins

agree  liz askew: Not for the first time, but when did that ever stop me ? :-)
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Liz, but we may be out on a limb here

agree  Christine Walsh: I think this is more precise, even though it sounds less natural than some of the other versions
16 hrs

agree  Rosa Paredes: esta opción se acerca más
17 hrs
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
sharp pain


Explanation:
Just an idea, but I think it might work (at least, this is the term I normally associate with acute pain that is restricted to a point).

Paula

An example:

"During the test, you may feel very sleepy and relaxed from the sedative and pain medicines. You may have cramping or feel brief, sharp pain when the scope is moved or air is blown into your colon."
http://www.cigna.com/healthinfo/hw209694.html




Paula Serrano
Argentina
Local time: 22:35
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Spanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dr. Jason Faulkner: That's the one.
4 mins

agree  David Brown: a good compromise
33 mins

agree  Ana Cizmich: brief sharp pain
1 hr

agree  elizabeth1: I think sharp pain refers to dolor agudo intenso, might be it is a wandering pain refering to dolor errático
2 hrs

disagree  Rosa Paredes: A 'sharp' pain es un dolor agudo, como una clavada
15 hrs
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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
intermittent pain


Explanation:
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On second thought, the intended meaning may be: short-lived pain.
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Yasser El Helw
Local time: 03:35
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 111

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Cutler
38 mins
  -> Thank you John :-)

agree  ventnai
50 mins
  -> Thank you Ian :-)

agree  nedra
12 hrs
  -> Thank you Nedra :-)

disagree  Rosa Paredes: That would be a kind of pain that comes and goes. Puntual means that it affects an specific spot
18 hrs
  -> Obviously, I do not think so. "Puntual" (in this context) is a "short-lived" pain that is not permanent or continuous (an "on & off sort of pain). Thank you for giving me a chance to make that clear :-)
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19 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
specific


Explanation:
Un dolor puntual es uno que sientes siempre de la misma manera y en el mismo lugar. No se refiere ni a la frecuencia ni a la duración. Suerte

Rosa Paredes
Chile
Local time: 22:35
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 30
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Reference comments


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Reference information:
tender point pain threshold - umbral del dolor puntual ...
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(KudoZ) English to Spanish translation of tender point pain threshold: umbral del dolor puntual (desencadenado) con la palpación [Psychiatry - Psychology ...
www.proz.com/kudoz/english_to_spanish/psychology/1734164-te... - 59k - Cached - Similar pages

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¿Qué es la fibromialgia
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Ha de realizarse la exploración de la sensibilidad de los puntos gatillo (“ tender points”), en los cuales existe una disminución del umbral del dolor. ...
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Myofascial Pain Syndromes– Trigger Points
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manual and invasive myofascial trigger point. therapy [JD]. Revisión de los enigmáticos puntos gatillo. miofasciales como causa habitual de dolor y ...
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Self-Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain: Relief, Treatment ...
There are clear guidelines for distinguishing trigger points from tender points: . (1) A trigger point needs firm pressure to elicit pain, while a tender ...
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Trigger points are often confused with “tender points,” one of the official criteria for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. There are clear guidelines for distinguishing trigger points from tender points:

(1) A trigger point needs firm pressure to elicit pain, while a tender point is so painful it can hardly be touched.

(2) Tender points cause only local pain; they don’t refer pain to other sites as trigger points do.

(3) Trigger points are found predictably only in certain places; tender points can occur anywhere and everywhere.

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tender point pain threshold
Spanish translation: umbral del dolor puntual (desencadenado) con la palpación
Entered by: Paz Gomez-Polledo

N.B.

Paz Gomez-Polledo

is an expert in her field

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Your answer does not surprise me .....

liz askew
United Kingdom
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 597
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thanks Liz ... although I think it's not this :)

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