Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Platinum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Much discharge of blood from the anus.
Crawling tenesmus in the anus, as from diarrhoea, every evening before going to sleep, about the same time.
Crawling and itching in the anus, in the evening, as from ascarides, for three weeks.
Burning in the rectum, during stool, and then intense itching there.
Severe dull stitches, anteriorly in the rectum, so that she feels like screaming.
Transient sensation as from diarrhoea, up the rectum; it goes off after the emission of flatus.
Violent pressing in the rectum, without stool.
Constipation, even lasting for several days.
Frequent urging, with slight stool, which is discharged only in lumps after severe pressing, with a painful sensation of weakness, and a feeling of turgidity in the abdominal muscles.
Ineffectual call to stool.
The stool is difficult, with much colic, burning and protrusion of the varices of the anus.
Hardened stool, as if burned, with slight urging before and after.
Scanty evacuation of a tough stool, cohering like clay, after long pressure and straining of the abdominal muscles (aft. 2 h.).
Pappy stool in the morning, half digested and somewhat bloody, then increased tension in the left hypochondrium and in the sacrum.
Pappy stool, in the evening, with discharge of ascarides.
With urging to stool, a piece of a tape-worm is passed.
Stool every two days, with much pressing and at times with blood.
Stool rather thin, with slight straining in the anus before and afterward.
Stool thinner than usual, passing quickly and violently.
Forcible, noisy expulsion of stool, after dinner, first thin, then firm, with more intense urging, in pieces which must be squeezed out singly, so dry as to be almost friable; after the passage shaking and shuddering especially in the trunk, and after rising, slight pain and sensation of weakness about the umbilicus.
Even when the stool is not hard, severe straining and then every time, a violent stitch in the anus, with subsequent spasmodic contraction of the nates, extending toward the sacrum; she has to stop pressing, owing to the pain.
After the passage of a stool and of urine, he shakes with a shudder in the head, chest and arms (aft. 2 h.).≡ more ...