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Colocynthis - Abdomen symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Griping in the epigastric region, after each meal, worse towards evening, lasting fifteen minutes,

Beer (after 11 A.M.) caused violent griping in the stomach, coming on in paroxysms, and only disappearing after dinner,

Stomachache, for a few minutes, after dinner,

Diminished appetite, though food has a natural taste,

Little appetite at dinner, although the food tasted well,

No appetite for dinner,

Aversion to food before eating, and inclination to vomit, towards evening,

Aversion to food, accompanied by scraping in the throat; it disappeared after drinking a glass of water; but the scraping continued,

Transient stitches in the hepatic region and sacrum, after dinner,

Sensation of inflation in the umbilical region, with compression in the throat and nausea; these symptoms lasted the whole day, and became worse some hours after dinner,

Constrictive pain in the umbilicus, immediately after dinner,

Colic and griping about the navel, somewhat increased after dinner, and ceasing an hour afterwards,

Movements in the bowels soon after dinner, followed by a copious soft stool, succeeded by griping in the abdomen, particularly in the vesical region; a thin diarrhoeic stool, at 4 P.M., whereupon the colic remitted,

Rumbling in the abdomen immediately after dinner,

Discharge of fetid flatus after dinner, and movements in the hypogastrium; both symptoms disappear after an evacuation,

Pain in the bowels, as from taking cold, or from a succession of improper articles of food,

Cutting abdominal pains after dinner and supper,

Movements in the hypogastrium after dinner, disappearing after a soft evacuation,

Aching in the hypogastrium soon after dinner, ameliorated by the discharge of abundant fetid flatulence, and disappearing after the subsequent stool, at about 4 P.M.,

Violent cutting in the lower abdomen, forcing him to stool; and a fluid evacuation, immediately after dinner,


Some stomachache, combined with flatulence and headache,

Griping about the navel, with discharge of much flatulence (after five hours),

Violent colic-like pains, emanating from the umbilicus, with frequent discharge of flatulence, which afforded relief; the pains continued all night, and deprived him entirely of sleep,

Slight flatulent inflation of the upper abdomen, with pulsation in the small of the back, ameliorated by the emission of flatulence,

Rumbling in the abdomen and excitement, as if diarrhoea were about to come on, with discharge, however, of only some fetid flatulence,

Loud rumbling in the abdomen, eructations and discharges of flatulence, which relieve towards morning,

Loud rumbling in the intestines, with discharge of inodorous flatulence (after half an hour),

Flatulence, which cannot be passed, causing excessive cutting and stitching in the intestines, even waking him from sleep (first night),

Much flatulence, with tension of the abdomen,

Incarcerated retained flatulence,

A quantity of inodorous flatulence,

Moderate flatulence,

Abdomen full of flatus, which passes off (sixth day); passes a great deal of flatus (seventh day); flatulency (eleventh day); a great deal of flatulency during the night (sixteenth day),

Discharge of much flatulence, etc.

Discharge of abundant flatus,

Copious discharge of flatulence,

Unusual discharge of flatulence,

When walking, discharge of copious flatulence, causing the rectum to vibrate,

Unusually noisy discharge of much flatus in the morning,

Discharge of a great deal of offensive flatulence

Discharge of fetid flatulence, and a soft evacuation (after five hours),

Frequent emission of odorless flatus,

Shortly after rising, easy discharge of inodorous flatus, sometimes silent, sometimes noisy,

Tension in the abdomen, with passage of flatus and colic-like pain,

Griping in the abdomen, with discharge of flatulence both upward and downward, followed by a thin stool and relief of the pains,

Pressive cutting in the upper abdomen, as from flatulence, on inspiration,

A kind of flatulent colic, after midnight, from sudden flatulence here and there, which becomes painfully incarcerated, and is not emitted (second night),

Colicky pains, with discharge of flatulence, in the night,

Dragging from both sides of the lower abdomen to the middle of the hypogastrium, as from flatulence which will not pass, but only provokes emission,


Empty eructations that cause palpitation and spasms in the throat, with desire to retch and vomit,


Violent rumbling, with very severe cutting in the left hypochondriac and umbilical regions, continuing all day (after five hours),

Drawing in the left hypochondrium,

Pressing pain in the right hypochondrium, at the arch of the diaphragm, oppressing the respiration,

A slight throbbing, like a pulse, in the left hypochondrium, as high as the arch of the diaphragm,

Transient stitches in the hepatic region,

Night restless from transient stitches in the hepatic region,

A sudden thrust from behind forwards passed rapidly through the hepatic region, and then in the same direction through the head,

Stitches beneath the last ribs,

Umbilicus and Flanks.

Some swelling of the abdomen about the navel, accompanied by some confusion of the head in the forehead and temples,

Painfulness of the umbilical region in the evening,

Pain in the umbilical region several times (seventh and twelfth days),

Umbilical region unceasingly painful, at night,

Acute pain in the umbilical region, increased by walking,

Constriction in the umbilical region,

Constrictive pains about the navel in the evening,

Violent constrictive pain in the umbilical region, lasting a quarter of an hour, and which waked him from sleep the following morning at 3 A.M.,

Constant pinching in the abdomen around the navel,

Griping about the umbilicus (after seven hours),

Griping around the navel for some minutes,

Griping four fingers' breadth below the navel,

Griping around the navel, increased by eating fruit,

Griping about the umbilicus, and sensitiveness of the abdominal integuments, aggravated by external pressure,

Griping and cutting in the umbilical region (after five hours), aggravated after a stool, and accompanied by a chilly feeling over the whole body,

Slight griping in the umbilical region (soon),

Violent griping in the umbilical region,

Violent griping in the umbilical region, lasting all day,

Feeling of a griping, of a compression, or of a spindle ("Knäuel"), in the umbilical region, sometimes more, sometimes less; at times, especially towards morning, it increases to a twisting or cutting pain,

Cutting in the umbilical region and tenesmus; came on after eating,

Sticking in a small spot in the umbilical region, that obliges him to bend up, chiefly aggravated by lifting (after three-quarters of an hour),

Single, very transient stitches in the right flank,

Dull stitches in the flank, interrupting respiration,

A slow stitch on the right side beneath the navel, soon afterwards on the left side of the navel; colic, only perceptible when walking, disappearing when standing still, and even on violent agitation (as in going downstairs) but immediately becoming very perceptible again when walking on a level,

A prickling stitch darts, like an electric spark, from the tip of the glans through the abdomen towards the left flank, where it was felt, and vanished in the same moment,

At times twitching stitches from the umbilical region towards the loins and spine,

Burrowing-tearing pain in the umbilical region, aggravated by inspiration or loud laughing,

Excessive colic in a small spot beneath the navel, which, after the night-sweat, extended through the whole abdomen,

Umbilical colic and frequent eructations, soon after rising,

Constant sensitiveness of the abdomen in the umbilical region,

Sensitiveness of all that portion of the abdomen above the umbilicus to touch and pressure,

Violent pain in the umbilical region the whole forenoon, without intermission; it was situated in a spot about the size of the hand, and was a bruised pain; aggravated by walking, but not by pressure, and becoming more tolerable after eructations of gas,

A bubbling sensation in a spot below the navel,

The umbilical pains were much alleviated and the head difficulties entirely disappeared, on the appearance of the night-sweats and the flesh-colored urine,

Insignificant griping in the left flank,

A stitch, occasionally, deep, in the left flank,

Transient stitches in the left flank,

Isolated deep stitches, as if from a needle, sometimes in the left, sometimes in the right flank, apparently connected with the ovaries,

General Abdomen.

Great distension in the abdomen from time to time,

Abdomen greatly distended and painful,

Inflated abdomen,

Abdomen inflated and tense,

Abdomen tense; painful to touch,

Abdomen tense, inflated painfully, sensitive to the touch; some diminution of the pains after two watery stools; during the night great sensitiveness of the abdomen, so that he could scarcely bear the lightest pressure upon it; this sensitiveness continued until the following day,

Movements in the abdomen,

Movings about in the abdomen, frequently returning through the day,

Movements, as if from the breaking of large bubbles, in various parts of the abdomen,

Movements in the abdomen, as if he had been fasting, in the afternoon (after eight hours),

Movements in the abdomen, soon followed by a pappy stool, in the evening,

Movements in the abdomen, and two brown, thin, almost watery, painless stools, in rapid succession towards noon,

Movements in the bowels (after two hours),

Movements in the bowels; sensitiveness of the abdominal integuments,

Rumbling in the abdomen,

Rumbling in the abdomen, early in bed,

Rumbling in the abdomen with great inflation,

Rumbling in the abdomen, and deepseated pulsation in it when lying down, not perceptible to the hand laid upon it (soon),

Much rumbling in the abdomen towards 9 A.M.,

Rumbling in the bowels,

Constant rumbling and croaking in the bowels as from frogs,

Borborygmi (fifth day),

Borborygmi and empty eructations during the whole day,

Uncomfortable borborygmi,

Constant flatulency,

Long and rapid succession of smoothly discharged bubbles of inodorous gas passed the sphincter at longer or shorter intervals; a symptom which returned for several days,

Constant desire to pass wind; it is afterwards passed very profusely,

Emptiness in the abdomen, as if nothing were in it,

Emptiness of the bowels after a profuse diarrhoea,

Feeling of emptiness and soreness in the bowels,

Abdomen felt caved in morning, with a weak, empty feeling in stomach, and no inclination to eat (second day),

Feeling of looseness in the bowels,

Feeling, in the afternoon, as if he should have a stool,

Pain and rumbling in the abdomen, with urging to stool and shivering over the whole body, when lying down,

Frequent intimations of abdominal pain for several days,

Pain in the bowels immediately on taking only a few steps in the room,

Pains in the bowels, with feeling of gnawing diarrhoea (after a quarter of an hour); after supper the abdomen was very full and heavy,

Pains in the bowels, with feeling of great heat in the stomach in the evening; the pains in the bowels increased in severity until towards 9 P.M., where there occurred a troublesome diarrhoea for half an hour; after this the pains disappeared,

Violent pain in the bowels; a loose evacuation (about 3 P.M.), whereupon the pain and uneasiness subside,

Great heat in the intestines (after a few hours),

Fulness in the abdomen,

Tension in the abdomen,

Great tension in the abdomen, with violent rumbling,

Dull, tensive pain in the abdomen, disappearing on pressing on it,

Continual tensive pain in the bowels; it seems as if they were gathered into a ball, had fallen down, and were lying like a heavy weight in the hypogastrium; it appears as if the anterior like parietes of the abdomen were wanting, and the bowels were in danger of falling out (after six hours),

Constriction of the intestines about the pubic region,

Constant severe constriction of the viscera for ten or twenty minutes, relieved by violent pressure with the hand,

The pain proceeding from the upper abdomen, when it became more severe, rose upwards towards the chest, and became then constrictive; it was sensibly aggravated by every shock, violent hawking, and the like,

Cramplike pain in the abdomen, which does not allow him to sit quietly, lie, nor walk, with empty urging and tenesmus of stool after eating,

Griping in the abdomen,

Griping in the abdomen, especially about the navel, with easily repressed tenesmus, continuing nearly two hours (after three hours),

Griping and pinching in the abdomen (after twenty-one hours),

More violent griping in the upper abdomen than he had formerly felt from the mother tincture, but which did not bring on an evacuation (soon),

Griping pains in the abdomen, which end above the mons veneris,

Violent griping pains in the abdomen, at 2 1/2 P.M.; worst about three fingers' breadth below the navel obliging him to bend over; disappearing after a pappy stool, at 5 P.M.,

Griping and rumbling in the bowels the whole forenoon; more painful when walking than when at, rest,

Awakened in the morning by griping in the bowels and tenesmus, notwithstanding which the stool that followed was normal. The griping disappeared after drinking black coffee, but returned in the course of the forenoon, accompanied by rumbling and movements in the abdomen,

Griping in the intestines as if all the bowels would be forcibly griped; on account of which he could neither lie nor sit, and could only walk bent over; the pain was not relieved by lying quietly, but only by violent motion or rolling about,

Pinching pain in the abdomen, as if the bowels were pressed inwards, with cutting extending toward the pubic region, so severe below the navel that the muscles of the face are distorted and the eyes drawn together; the pain is only relieved by pressure upon the bowels with the hands and bending himself inward,

Pinching in the bowels as if the intestines were squeezed between stones, and would be crushed, at times with rush of blood to the head and face, and sweat on them, which parts on the relief of the pain seem as if blown upon by cool air,

Pressing in the abdomen,

Pressing outward in the right side of the abdomen,

Pressure in the abdomen as from fulness,

Pressure in the intestines, which sometimes seems to be caused by emptiness, but is rather aggravated when eating, especially when stooping forward while sitting, for six days in succession, especially in the evening,

Cutting in the abdomen, immediately after eating,

Cutting in the upper abdomen, transient,

Cutting and thumping in the abdomen,

The cuttings in the abdomen and the tenesmus lasted all the afternoon, and only disappeared entirely in the evening, when he got warm in bed,

Cutting in the bowels, with rumbling and gurgling,

A violent cutting, like an electric shock, darted through the whole abdomen to the anus, towards noon,

Periodic attacks of frightful cutting in the bowels, extending from the region of the left kidney to the thighs, and spasmodically to the bowels, so that she was obliged to assume a posture as much bent over as possible,

Stitches penetrating deep into the abdomen,

Drawing-tearing pains in the whole abdomen,


Generally wake in the morning with colic and tenesmus,

By far the most prominent and troublesome symptom in my case was colic, which never came on except at night,

Colic in the upper abdomen returned, but less violent, towards noon, after violent exercise,

Colic; the pains being confined to that portion of the abdomen above the umbilicus, come in paroxysms, and are relieved only by bending double,

Colic appearing only when walking, disappearing every time he stood still, towards noon,

Colic, with violent rumbling, as if from the bursting of large bubbles,

Colic, with uneasiness in the whole body, and shivering in both cheeks, which seems to rise up from the abdomen, and disappear after more violent pains,

Constant colic through all the intestines, a bruised pain and pressure combined,

Constant colic, with urging to stool, which however, was subject to control,

Slight colic after eating, at noon and evening,

Violent colic and sudden stool after eating some potatoes,

Violent colic, relieved by smoking, which, however, left a long-continuing sensation in the abdomen as if he had taken cold,

Colic more violent, growing after moving about, in the forenoon; somewhat diminished towards noon, but not entirely intermitting during the remainder of the day,

Colic very violent in paroxysms, obliging him to bend forwards. It continued four hours, and only ceased after the evacuation of a soft stool,

Colic of the most violent character,

Unspeakable colic,

Griping colic,

Griping colic, without stool (after thirty-four hours),

Transient griping colic,

Severe colicky pains over whole abdomen, griping and cutting; soon followed by diarrhoea, mushy at first, and then watery (after one hour),

Violent colic-pains, continuing for an hour, but disappearing after two evacuations, following each other in quick succession,

Symptoms of colic, with inflation of the abdomen (the clothes became too tight), towards noon, when walking,

All the colic pains of Colocynth disappear after a cup of coffee, but after this he is obliged to go to stool,

Continued sensitiveness, griping, and commotion in the abdomen for several hours, in the afternoon,

Increased sensitiveness of the whole abdomen, and constipation, lasting several days,

Excessive sensitiveness of the abdomen,

The abdomen continued tender and inflated, even after an evacuation,

The bowels are painful on strong pressure on the abdomen, as if excoriated,

Painfulness of the abdominal integuments, particularly when walking,

Hypogastrium and Iliac Regions.

Griping in the hypogastrium, going off in a stitch towards the left pubic region, with rumbling and sensation of inflation (after half an hour),

Cutting in the lower abdomen,

Constant cutting in the lower abdomen, so that he was obliged to walk bent over, with weakness in the whole body, which made walking difficult, with dread of work to be done,

A smarting cutting in the lower abdomen that commenced while walking, and was aggravated by every step (after five days),

Bruised pain in the lower abdomen, mostly noticed while walking and standing bent over,

Constant pressure in the pubic region (after eight to ten hours),

Sticking in the pubic region,

Pain in the groin, as if a hernia would protrude, and, on pressing upon it, pain as if a hernia were going inward, for half an hour in the afternoon, and the next day at the same hour,

Tensive pain in the right groin, aggravated by pressure,

Boring pain in the left groin, close to the pelvic bones,

Drawing pain in both groins, frequently repeated, and going all around the pelvis,

Clucking sensation in the inner side of the groin,


Rumbling in the stomach, after each dose,

Feeling of emptiness in the stomach,

Feeling of coldness in the stomach,

Sensation as of a hank in the stomach and pharynx,

A slight pain in the stomach, combined with headache, and also slight diarrhoea,

Transient pains in the left side of the epigastrium,

Burning pain in the stomach, even when eating,

Enormous heat of the stomach,

Feeling of fulness in the epigastric region, in the forenoon,

Transient aching contractive pain in the pit of the stomach, at 10 P.M., during a walk after supper,

Compressive sensation in the epigastrium, returning at short intervals, and changing into a sharp pinching, with slight confusion of the forehead,

Moderate pinching in the epigastric region,

Painful griping and movements in the epigastric region (continuing a long time), followed by a soft, almost diarrhoeic stool (after four hours),

Slight cramp in the stomach, at night, rising along the oesophagus into the throat,

Painful cramp in the stomach, at night, relieved by eructations of wind,

Pressing, spasmodic pain in the stomach, rising up into the throat, in the morning,

Transient aching in the pit of the stomach and bowels,

Pressing in the pit of the stomach, and constriction of the larynx, obliging him to swallow frequently,

Pressure in the stomach, as from a stone,

Pressure in the pit of the stomach (immediately),

Violent pressure in the stomach (immediately),

Frequent pressure in the stomach and around the umbilicus (nineteenth day),

Sleepless from cramplike pressure in the pit of the stomach, and constriction of the stomach; this latter was so sensitive that he could not endure the lightest covering,

Pressive sensation in the epigastric region, especially after eating, with a sensation as of hunger, which was not relieved by repeated eating; daily,

Pressive pain in the stomach,

Pressive pain, with dull stitches in the pit of the stomach, which necessitate rapid breathing; it seems as though the lungs could not be sufficiently inflated,

Sore feeling in the pit of the stomach,

The gastric pains were always accompanied by pains in the face and teeth,

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea, ; (soon),

Nausea, for two hours (immediately),

Nausea for eight hours (after five minutes),

Nausea rising from the stomach, for several days,

Nausea for six hours, lasting until going to sleep at night, recurring in the morning, after waking,

Nausea and malaise after eating, as from indigestion,

Slight sensation of nausea, towards noon,

Sudden and severe feeling of nausea, lasting about five minutes, and going off as suddenly as it came (after three hours),

Intimations of nausea,

Inclination to vomit,

Vomiting, very profuse,

Vomiting of all nourishment,

Vomiting twice, of only food, without offensive taste or nausea (after ten minutes),

Vomiting of a bitter-tasting, yellow, serous fluid,

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