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Plumbum Metallicum - Rectum symptoms

Lead, Plumbum, Plumb

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HPUS label indication: Paleness

Below are the strongest indications of Plumbum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen.)
WORSE, at night, motion.
Compare: Plumb. Acet ( painful cramps in paralyzed limbs; severe pain and muscular cramps in gastric ulcer; locally, as an application (non-homeopathic) in moist eczema, and to dry up secretions from mucous surfaces. Care must be used, as sufficient lead can be absorbed to produce lead poison, one to two drams of the Liquor plumbi subacetatis to the ounce of water; also in pruritus pudendi, equal parts of the Liquor plumbi and glycerin). plumb. jodat ( Has been used empirically in various forms of paralysis, sclerotic degenerations, especially of spinal cord, atrophies, arteriosclerosis, pellagra. Indurations of mammary glands, especially when a tendency to become inflamed appears; sore and painful. Indurations of great hardness and associated with a very dry skin. Lancinating pains of Tabes.) Compare: Alumina; Plat.; Opium; Podoph.; Merc.; Thal. Plectranthus (paralysis, spastic, spinal form); Plumb. chromicum (convulsions, with terrible pains; pupils greatly dilated; retracted abdomen); PLUMB. Phosph ( loss of sexual power; Locomotor ataxia).
Antidotes: Plat.; Alum.; Petrol.
Third to thirtieth potency.


Frequent, ineffectual tenesmus
Urinary Organs.
Obstructed evacuation from impaction of faeces ( Plat.) Neuralgia of rectum
Anus drawn up with constriction.
Chronic interstitial nephritis, with great pain in abdomen

Albuminous; low specific gravity

Constipation; Stools hard, lumpy, black, with urging and spasm of anus

Emission drop by drop.


Constipation; alternating with diarrhoea
Constipation; constant desire
Constipation; during period
Constipation; during pregnancy
Constipation; inactivity of rectum
Constipation; insufficient, incomplete, unsatisfactory stool

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; before stool
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; during stool
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; painful
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; spasmodic

Dragging, heaviness, weight


Flatulence; afternoon
Flatulence; hot
Flatulence; morning
Flatulence; offensive

Involuntary stool
Involuntary stool; night; in bed

Itching; like insects crawling on skin in anus
Itching; perineum (between rectum and genitals)

Pain; after stool; after straining at stool
Pain; burning; after flatulence
Pain; burning; during stool
Pain; burning; perineum (between rectum and genitals)
Pain; cutting; during stool
Pain; drawing, pulling; extending upwards
Pain; during stool
Pain; perineum (between rectum and genitals)
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; after stool
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; before stool
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during constipation
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during diarrhoea
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

Paralysis (see inactivity)



Sensation as before diarrhoea

Skin and lining; splits in lining of rectum

Unnoticed stool

Tenesmus of bladder

Urine scanty
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.