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Ferrum Metallicum - Abdomen symptoms

Iron, Ferrum, Ferr.

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HPUS indication of Ferrum Metallicum: Weakness

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



Stomach; Voracious appetite, or absolute loss of appetite

Loathing of sour things

Attempts to eat bring on diarrhoea

intolerance of eggs

Distention and pressure in the stomach after eating

Heat and burning in stomach

Soreness of abdominal walls

Flatulent dyspepsia.



Sensation as if diarrhoea would come on




Sensation of falling


out; while walking

Sensation of fullness

on waking

behind lower ribs





during fever

lower part of abdomen


while walking


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

Noises from abdomen


gurgling; late morning

rumbling; evening

rumbling; night; 1 a.m.

rumbling; night; 4 a.m.

rumbling; as if diarrhoea would come on

rumbling; before period

rumbling; on rising

rumbling; on waking



morning; after rising



during cough

as if diarrhoea would come on

after drinking

in women; during period

in women; as if period would appear


comes on suddenly

while sitting

before stool

during stool

after stool

on waking

while walking

lower part of abdomen

on movement

comes on suddenly


on urge to urinate




cramping, griping; lying down

pressing; while sitting

pressing; before stool

pressing; during stool

pressing; after stool

pressing; on waking

pressing; walking

cutting; during period

cutting; during stool

during diarrhoea

dragging, bearing down

during period

groin region



after drinking

after eating

behind lower ribs

behind lower ribs; right

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; evening

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; from coughing

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; on jarring

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; while walking

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); behind lower ribs


Complaints of spleen


groin region; glands




on waking

while walking

behind lower ribs; right


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

haemorrhoids of bladder; bleeding


paralysis; after childbirth, no desire to urinate

retention of urine (see urination delayed); from enlarged prostate

urge to urinate, but producing nothing

after urinating

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); morning; 8 to 9 a.m.

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); afternoon

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); absent

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant

with pain in liver, chest and kidneys

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while walking

urination; painful or difficult urination; with urge to stool, but constipated, evening

urination; involuntary, incontinence; daytime

while walking

urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

urination; involuntary, incontinence; during cough

urination; involuntary, incontinence; while standing

urination; involuntary, incontinence; while walking



pain; during urging to urinate



anxiety; on waking

appetite; reduced

appetite; easily satisfied

appetite; increased (hunger in general); alternating with loss of appetite

appetite; insatiable


contraction; morning

desires, cravings; bread

and butter

desires, cravings; lime, pencils, earth, chalk, clay, mud, etc.

desires, cravings; meat

desires, cravings; tomatoes

desires, cravings; sour, acids, etc.

desires, cravings; warm soup

distended (swollen from inner pressure); after eating

disordered; after acids

disordered; after drinking beer

burping, belching; night; midnight on waking

burping, belching; after drinking beer

burping, belching; after eating

burping, belching; after fats

burping, belching; ineffectual and incomplete

burping, belching; after supper

burping, belching; on waking

burping, belching; bitter

burping, belching; burning (see heartburn)

burping, belching; like rotten eggs; smelling like rotten eggs

burping, belching; foul

burping, belching; sour; after eating

burping, belching; clear, salty liquid from stomach in mouth (waterbrash); after eating

fullness; after eating

very little

fullness; eating

fullness; after walking

heat, flushes; after eating

heat, flushes; eating

heat, flushes; extending upwards

heaviness, weight, oppression (see fullness); after eating

indigestion; after eggs

indigestion; after meat

sensation of movement in stomach; trembling

during period

pain; afternoon

pain; after drinking

cold drinks


pain; after eating; meat

pain; after stool

pain; extending to other parts; back

pain; burning; burping, belching

pain; cramping, griping, constricting; after cold drinks

pain; cramping, griping, constricting; after eating

pain; cramping, griping, constricting; after stool

pain; pulling

pain; pressing; afternoon; 2 p.m.

pain; pressing; after eating

small amount

pain; pressing; after milk


with cough

after period


thirst; afternoon; 3 p.m.

thirst; evening

thirst; burning, intense

thirst; during chill

thirst; after chill

thirst; during heat

thirst; unquenchable

thirst; on waking

without thirst

during heat


Spits up food by the mouthful ( Phosphorus Phos.) Eructations of food after eating, without nausea


after eating (including certain foods)

after eating (including certain foods); after supper


appetite; ravenous, excessive; without enjoying food (see aversion to food)

aversion to certain foods or drinks; acids

aversion to certain foods or drinks; ale

aversion to certain foods or drinks; beer

aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks

during headache

aversion to certain foods or drinks; hot drinks

aversion to certain foods or drinks; eggs

aversion to certain foods or drinks; hot food

aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat

aversion to certain foods or drinks; solid food

desires, cravings; liquid food

desires, cravings; warm food

burping, belching; after rich food

burping, belching; bitter; dinner

burping, belching; bitter; after fat food

burping, belching; bitter; after rich food

burping, belching; food (regurgitation)



after eating

after eating; immediately after

after eating; two hours after

by the mouthful

burping, belching; tasting like food

loathing of food (see nausea)

thirst; after dinner

vomiting; food; night; midnight

vomiting; food; after breakfast

vomiting; food; before chill

vomiting; food; from cough

vomiting; food; after eating; immediately after

vomiting; food; during heat

vomiting; food; intermittently

vomiting; food; undigested




while travelling

Pain; flatulence



gagging (see nausea); from coughing (see retching)

nausea; late morning

nausea; before eating

nausea; while eating

sudden nausea

nausea; after eating

nausea; during headache

nausea; in women; during pregnancy

nausea; while perspiring

nausea; on rising

nausea; during stool

nausea; stool

nausea; sudden; while eating

nausea; in throat

nausea; while walking


Nausea and vomiting after eating

Vomiting immediately after eating

vomiting after midnight

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver


vomiting; morning

vomiting; night

after midnight

vomiting; after acids

vomiting; before chill

vomiting; during chill

vomiting; on coughing

vomiting; after drinking

after drinking beer

cold water

vomiting; easy

vomiting; while eating, sudden vomit attack

vomiting; after eating

only after eating

after breakfast


vomiting; after excitement

vomiting; on physical exertion

vomiting; during headache

vomiting; during heat

vomiting; intermittent

vomiting; while lying down; lying on side

vomiting; in women; during pregnancy

vomiting; from mental exertion

vomiting; on movement

vomiting; while travelling

vomiting; sudden

vomiting; violent

vomiting; strong and sharp (acrid)

vomiting; blood

vomiting; clear

vomiting; frothy

vomiting; mucus; after eating

vomiting; sour

vomiting; water; on eating

vomiting; water; after eating

vomiting; worms

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