This section is from the book "The Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature And Their Homeopathic Treatment", by Samuel Hahnemann. Also available from Amazon: The chronic diseases, their specific nature and their homeopathic treatment.
Swellings of the inguinal glands, which sometimes turn into suppuration.
Constipation; delayed stools sometimes for several days, not infrequently with repeated ineffectual urging to stool.
Stools hard, as if burnt, in small knots, like sheep-dung, often covered with mucus, sometimes also enveloped by veinlets of blood.
Stools of mere mucus (mucous piles).
Passage of round worms from the anus.
Discharge of pieces of tape-worm.
Stools, in the beginning very hard and troublesome, followed by diarrhoea.
Very pale, whitish stool.
Stools with putrid, sour smell.
At the stools, cutting pains in the rectum.
Stools show diarrhoea for several weeks, months, years.1
Frequently repeated diarrhoea, with cutting pains in the abdomen, lasting several days.
After a stool, especially after a softer, more copious evacuation, great and sudden prostration.2.
1 Usually preceded by rumbling or fermentation in the abdomen; chiefly in the morning.
2 Especially, weakness in the pit of the stomach, anxiety, restlessness, also at times chills in the abdomen or the small of the back, etc.
Diarrhoea, soon so weakening, that she cannot walk alone.
Painless and painful hemorrhoidal varices1 on the anus, in the rectum (blind piles).
Bleeding hemorrhoidal varices on the anus or in the rectum2 (running piles), especially during stools, after which the hemorrhoids often pain violently for a long time.
With bloody discharges in the anus or in the rectum, ebullition of blood through the body and short breathing.
Formication and itching formication in the rectum, with or without the discharge of ascarides.
Itching and erosion in the anus and the perinaeum.
Polypi in the rectum.
During micturition, anxiety, also at times prostration.
At times too much urine is discharged, succeeded by great weariness.3
Painful retention of urine (with children and old people).
When he is chilled (feels cold through and through), he cannot urinate.
At times owing to flatulence, she cannot urinate.
The urethra is constricted in parts, especially in the morning.4
1 Which not infrequently have a slimy fluid oozing from them.
2 Fistula in ano have probably never any other cause than this malady, especially when to this there are added a stimulating diet, an excess in spirituous liquors, frequent laxatives, a sedentary occupation and abuse of the sexual instinct.
3 Diabetes, which with Allopathic remedies is usually so fatal, has probably never any other origin than this malady.
4 The urine frequently passes off as thin as a thread, or the stream spreads out; the urine is only discharged in jerks at long intervals; these interruptions are frequently caused by a spasm in the neck of the bladder which antagonizes the action of the bladder and springs from the same Psoric malady. So also inflammation of the bladder from strictures of the urethra, and the fistula in vesica are always of Psoric origin, though in rare cases sycosis may be complicated with the Psora.
Pressure on the bladder, as if from an urging to urinate, immediately after drinking.
He cannot hold the urine for any length of time, it presses on the bladder, and passes off while he walks, sneezes, coughs or laughs.
Frequent micturition at night; he has to get up frequently at night for that purpose.
Urine passes off in sleep involuntarily.
After urinating, the urine continues to drip out for a long time.
Whitish urine, with a sweetish smell and taste, passes off in excessive abundance, with prostration, emaciation and inextinguishable thirst (diabetes).
During urination, burning, also lancinating pains in the urethra and the neck of the bladder.
Urine of penetrating, sharp odor.
The urine quickly deposits a sediment.
The urine discharged is at once turbid like whey.
With the urine there is discharged from time to time a red sand (kidney grits).
Urine with blood particles, also at times complete hematuria.
Discharge of prostatic fluid after urination, but especially after a difficult stool (also almost constant dripping of the same).1
Nocturnal passage of semen, too frequent, one, two or three times a week, or even every night.2
Nightly discharge of the genital fluid in a woman, with voluptuous dreams.
Nocturnal pollutions, even if not frequent, yet immediately attended by evil consequences.3
Semen passes off almost involuntarily in daytime, with little excitation, often even without erection.
Erections very frequent, long continuing, very painful without pollutions.
The semen is not discharged, even during a long-continued coition and with a proper erection,4 but it passes off afterward in nocturnal pollutions or with the urine.
Accumulation of water in the tunica vaginalis of the testicle (hydrocele).
There is never a complete erection, even with the most voluptuous excitement.
1 Sometimes also consumption from the constant oozing out of the prostatic fluid.
2 With healthy chaste young men, pollutions naturally only take place every twelve or fourteen days, without any attending troubles, and they are followed by cheerfulness and a feeling of strength and serenity.
3 Gloominess, obtuseness, dimness of the thinking powers, diminished vividness of the imagination, want of memory, depression, melancholy; the vision is weakened, as well as the digestion and the appetite; stools are retained, a rush of blood to the head ensues, also toward the anus, etc.
4 The testicles in such a case are never drawn up to the body, but hang down more or less.