Cantharis - Abdomen symptoms

Spanish Fly, Cantharidin

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HPUS indication of Cantharis: Minor burns

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Cantharis may help, unprocessed Cantharis may be best avoided.

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

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Burning thirst, with aversion to all fluids

Very sensitive, Violent burning

Thirst unquenchable.

Bloated; painful

trapped wind

Sensation of fullness

after drinking coffee



during fever

sensation of heat in navel


As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen

Noises from abdomen; gurgling

rumbling; while sitting

Pain; afternoon

on blowing nose

during cough

during diarrhoea (colic)

after drinking; after drinking coffee

lying down

in women; during period

in women; as if period would appear; midnight

on sneezing

before stool

during stool; during diarrhoea



extending across abdomen

extending to other parts; to back

extending to other parts; upward

behind lower ribs

lower part of abdomen

groin region



blowing nose


during period


groin region

navel; region of

pressing; before stool

pressing; during stool

pressing; sides


cutting; evening; 5 p.m., lasting all night

cutting; night

cutting; during stool

cutting; after stool

cutting; hip; groin region

cutting; hip; while walking

cutting; navel; around navel

dragging, bearing down; groin region

pulling; lower part of abdomen

gnawing, biting

pressing; lower part of abdomen

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; lower part of abdomen


sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.)

extending to other parts; to back

groin region



behind lower ribs

behind lower ribs; left

lower part of abdomen

Perspiration; groin region


Complaints of spleen

Skin; discoloration; inflamed spots

discoloration; yellow; spots

sensitive skin

Swelling; from watery fluid; abdominal cavity


groin region

Bladder; catarrh mucous-pus (see urine, sediment containing pus)

constriction; cervix

gall stones




haemorrhoids of bladder


after scarlet fever



on beginning to urinate

while urinating; after a few drops pass

extending to kidney

cervix of bladder

cervix of bladder; on urging to urinate

cervix of bladder; before urination

aching; after urination


burning; before urination

burning; during urination

burning; after urination

burning; cervix

burning; cervix; during urination

burning; cervix; after urination

burning; cervix; when not urinating

burning; cervix; extending through urethra (urinary part of genitals)


cutting; during urination

cutting; after urination

cutting; cervix

cutting; cervix; before urination

cutting; cervix; during urination

cutting; cervix; extending through urethra (urinary part of genitals)


pressing, pressure

pressing, pressure; after urination

pressing, pressure; cervix


sore, tender

sore, tender; movement


sudden, sharp, stinging

sudden, sharp, stinging; when urging to urinate

sudden, sharp, stinging; cervix

sudden, sharp, stinging; cervix; before urination

tearing; cervix


forcible retention seems to paralyse the bladder

after excessive swelling

after childbirth, no desire to urinate

paralytic weakness; of sphincter

paralytic weakness; cervix


retention of urine (see urination delayed)

in chill

in chill; in cholera

after confinement

from enlarged prostate

in new-born infants



suppurating (producing pus, see urine)

urge to urinate, but producing nothing

after stool


urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); night; 3-30 a.m.

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); during fever

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); frequent (see urination, frequent); when period is suppressed

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual

during chill

during fever

while perspiring

with urging to stool

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); in women; before period

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); painful

with urging to stool

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while perspiring

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while sitting

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); standing

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden

must hasten to urinate, or urine will escape

on seeing running water

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); violent

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while walking

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); hearing running water or putting hands in water

urination; dribbling (by drops)


involuntary; during period

involuntary; with retention

urination; painful or difficult urination

during chill

during fever

painful; dances around the room in agony

while perspiring

urination; forked stream

urination; frequent; daytime; and night

urination; frequent; night

urination; frequent; during chill

urination; frequent; before period

urination; frequent; during period

urination; involuntary, incontinence

night, bed wetting

night, bed wetting; spasmodic uncontrolled urination

during period

during pregnancy

urination; delayed, difficult; must wait for urine to start

urination; seldom

urination; thin stream

urination; unsatisfactory (see incomplete and fullness, after urinating)

urination; weakness

Kidneys; inflammation; acute (see albumen)

inflammation; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)



during chill

during urging to urinate

extending to other parts; abdomen

extending to other parts; bladder

region of; extending to other parts; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)

ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); right side

ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); left side

ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); extending to other parts; penis and testes

ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); extending to other parts; into urethra (urinary part of genitals)


aching; evening

aching; region of kidneys; evening


constricting; extending down ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder) to penis, pressure on head of penis (glans) relieves, pain goes upward at times

contracting; to penis, down ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)


cutting; comes on suddenly, and burning in both kidneys

cutting; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)

cutting; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); alternating with pain in glans (head of penis)


shooting (see sudden, sharp); sore, bruised

sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking



suppression of urine

with fever

with perspiration

from suppressed gonorrhoea

twitching, region of kidneys

Stomach; appetite; reduced

appetite; increased (hunger in general); night

apprehension in stomach

desires, cravings; meat

burping, belching


after drinking

ineffectual and incomplete





sour; after drinking

clear, salty liquid from stomach in mouth (waterbrash)


after drinking coffee


heat, flushes


pain; afternoon

pain; after drinking

pain; from pressure

pain; cutting

pain; pulling

pain; piercing, stabbing

pain; pressing; afternoon

pain; pressing; after eating

thirst; night

thirst; burning, intense

thirst; during chill

thirst; after chill

thirst; with dread of liquids

thirst; during heat

without thirst



Burning sensation of oesophagus and stomach ( Carb.) Disgust for everything - drink, food, tobacco

aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks

aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food

aversion to certain foods or drinks; tobacco

aversion to certain foods or drinks; water


burping, belching; food (regurgitation)


burping, belching; tasting like food; afternoon; after dinner

loathing of food (see nausea)

thirst; after dinner

vomiting; food


Flatulence; obstructed

Pain; flatulence

cramping, griping; from passing flatulence


Stomach; nausea; late morning

nausea; evening

nausea; while eating

nausea; in women; during period


Vomiting of blood-streaked membrane and violent retching

worse From drinking Coffea Cruda Coffee; drinking the smallest quantity increases pain in bladder, and is vomited

Stomach; vomiting; after drinking

vomiting; frequent

vomiting; in women; after period

vomiting; in women; during pregnancy

vomiting; during vertigo, dizziness

vomiting; bile

vomiting; blood

vomiting; frothy

vomiting; slimy

vomiting; green

vomiting; stomach lining

vomiting; mucus

vomiting; offensive smelling

vomiting; clinging

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