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Ferrum Metallicum - Rectum, Anus, Stool symptoms - T.F. Allen

Iron, Ferrum, Ferr.

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HPUS indication of Ferrum Metallicum: Weakness

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

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Protrusion of large haemorrhoids from the anus,

Violent haemorrhoidal flux,

Contractive spasm in rectum, for some minutes,


Tearing in rectum,

Itching and gnawing in rectum, and ascarides are passed in the slimy stool,

The ascarides seem to increase by its use; he cannot sleep at night on account of the itching in the rectum; the worms creep at night out of his anus,

Pressing-tearing through anus, with hard stool,

Urgent desire for stool, followed by a frothy stool, accompanied by much loud flatulence, at 9.30 A.M.; after which and before 4 P.M., there were three watery almost odorless stools, always followed for six minutes by griping in the pit of the stomach, but by relief of the feeling of fulness in the hypochondria (fourth day),

Frequent urging to stool, with burning in anus, and pain in back on moving,

Straining at stool, all day,

Severe straining with stool, and after,



Diarrhoea, with nervous spasmodic pain in abdomen, back, and anus,

Frequent diarrhoea,

Frequent diarrhoea; stools watery, with or without tenesmus, and preceded or not by pain, but always with much flatulence and more frequent after taking food or water,

Violent diarrhoea,

Very profuse watery diarrhoea, with cutting pains in the abdomen, lasting one day,

Strong purging,

Frequent diarrhoeic stools,

Stool changed to greenish and black on the third day, at the same time it became harder, indeed very hard; but after a dose of 26 drops and more it gradually became softer, so that during the last days of the proving there were copious pasty stools,

Constipation was at no time included; during the first proving there was daily a copious and only at times a partly hard evacuation, for the most part delayed for two or three hours; the normal brown color changed on the second day to a greenish and greenish-black,

Diarrhoeic stool,

Yellow stool,

At 8 A.M., a very sudden discharge from bowels, watery, without pain or smell,

Faeces consisting mostly of small hard pieces, evacuated with much straining, at first brown, then greenish and greenish-black; only one in the day was there a copious soft evacuation (third day),

Stool without smell,

At every stool mucus and sometimes blood is passed,


Constipation; the stool before the proving was regular every twenty-four hours, but after the second day of the proving it occurred only every two or three days, with frequent urging to stool; faeces after the fifth day always dry, more or less dark-green; three days after the last dose they became again pasty and brown as usual,

Constipation and haemorrhoids, which cause a painful pressure when he goes to stool,

Bowels rather constipated (thirteenth day),

Obstinate constipation,

Excessive constipation of bowels for three months; during that time never had a natural evacuation; after that period bowels returned to their natural condition,

Stool before taking dark, usually twice a day, soft and pasty; during the proving et frequently omitted, once, indeed, for three days; the evacuation was formed, and even after three days greenish, then becoming dark green, and at last quite black; three days after the proving it again became brown and soft, as formerly,

Stools harder and delayed, very unusual; (from fifth to ninth day),

Scanty stool for several days,

A small, rather hard stool, with pressing and tearing through anus,

Only a very small stool, though had much pressure and straining, as if the bowels would be moved freely,

A very small stool, rather harder than usual,

Bowels would not moved (third day), very unusual,

No passage, although the bowels felt as if they would be freely opened,

Stool omitted (third day),

No stool (twelfth and thirteenth days); hard stool (sixteenth day); soft stool (seventeenth day); hard (eighteenth day); copious and soft (nineteenth day),

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