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Ferrum Metallicum - Abdomen 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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Rumbling and gurgling in the whole abdomen, as if diarrhoea would come on; there was however the regular daily stool (second day),

Sharp pains in abdomen, bearing down in uterus, with aching below it,

(On feeling the abdomen and on coughing, the bowels are sore as if beaten, or as if they had been acted upon by purgatives), (after six hours),


A feeling in stomach as from a hard body, or as from undigested food, followed in about two hours by burning and acrid eructation,

Discomfort in the stomach, with bitter eructations, smelling like foul eggs, mostly disappearing after dinner (after ten minutes),

Great discomfort, immediately after every meal (thirty-eighth day),

Pressure in the stomach, after every meal (tenth and eleventh days),

Appetite still vigorous; after every light meal pressure in the stomach (ninth day),

Appetite so voracious that double the amount of an ordinary meal in the evening was hardly sufficient (while taking the Iron),

Anorexia; extreme dislike to all food; everything tasted of Iron,

Even when she has appetite, she can eat but little; she is immediately full, and the food oppresses her,

After dinner he has thirst; he knows not for what,

Nausea after food,

Nausea slightly increased after food,

Vomiting of food immediately after midnight, followed by aversion to food and dread of open air (after six hours),

Vomiting of food only immediately after eating, for eight days,

She vomits evening morning, and after eating, only mucus and water (no food); a sort of waterbrash; the water runs out of her mouth, and her throat feels drawn together,


Flatus in right side of abdomen, while riding in a carriage; soon passing off,

A quantity of flatus is discharged,

Very noisy flatulence,

Frequent emission of offensive flatulence, after rising in the morning (fourth day),

Attacks of colic awaking him from sound sleep, relieved after passage of much flatulence and after profuse stool, but recurring after every dose (thirty-seventh day),

Flatulent colic at night; much flatulence is generated in his abdomen, which causes pain, although much escapes,

Much flatus in lower abdomen, and in its left side slightly incarcerated; a large amount escaped per mouth and anus, without sound or smell, with very little relief,


Nausea, continuing throughout the forenoon,

Nausea at 8 P.M., with flushes over the whole body, as if perspiration would break out,

Nausea before or after eating,

Whilst walking nauseated and sick; it seems as though the head would constantly incline to the right side,

Nausea, with vertigo,

She is always qualmish and nauseated,

When she eats anything she has heaving like the nausea of disgust,

Acute griping and rumbling in the abdomen, with a pasty taste in the mouth, dryness in the fauces, and some nausea, the abdomen not painful to touch; disappearing in a few hours and after a copious evacuation of the bowels (thirty-sixth day),


He eats with proper appetite and taste at noon, but after eating there comes in jerks eructation and regurgitation of foot, without nausea or inclination to vomit,

When rising, nausea, without vomiting,

Great nausea in the throat, as if vomiting must ensue; it ends with eructation,

Inclination to vomit, for three hours,

Felt at times as if he would vomit, but without nausea or qualmishness,

Vomiting, having a taste of Iron, immediately on eating, or else of clear, frothy water,

On taking acids and beer she vomits much,

Everything she vomits is sour and acrid,

The vomiting is worst before midnight, when she is lying, and especially when lying on the side,


Feeling of fulness in both hypochondria (fourth day),

Pressure in the right hypochondrium,

Shooting pain in left hypochondrium,

Pain in liver and chest,

Cramplike sensation in splenic region,

A slight dull pain and heavy feeling in the splenic region,

General Abdomen.

Distension of abdomen,

Hard distended abdomen,

Quiet distended abdomen, without flatulent symptoms,

Extension, or a swelling of abdomen,

Abdomen somewhat tympanitic,

Movement in bowels, as if diarrhoea would ensue, but stool natural,

Rumbling of bowels, with headache,

All day rumbling of the bowels, with pain in small of back and kidneys and a slight soreness in the urethra when urinating,

In the evening rumbling in the bowels, and feeling of soreness in them, with sensation as if they were about to be moved,

Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen at 1.30 A.M. (first night),

Rumbling and gurgling in the transverse colon, especially in the caecum (fourth day),

Great rumbling in abdomen day and night,

A flatulent condition of bowels all day, extending through the whole abdomen; no perceptible change in a warm room, in the open air, while riding, or sitting quiet,

Feeling of increased warmth in the abdomen, especially in the epigastric region, with pressure, tension, and griping in the abdomen, which speedily disappeared, or did not appear at all if he took a walk immediately after taking the drug,

Marked discomfort in the abdomen, increasing to a sick feeling, together with bitter foul eructations and griping in the abdomen, followed by copious, for the most part liquid stool,

Pain like iron pain in left side of abdomen, not very severe, but nearly constant,

Great sensation of fulness in abdomen for several days (ninth and tenth day),

Very disagreeable tension and fulness in the abdomen the whole day (thirty-eighth day),

Violent contractive pains in abdomen and back,

A sharp aching pain in upper portion of abdomen and pit of stomach, for an hour,

Paroxysmal drawing pains throughout the whole abdomen (thirteenth day); worse (seventeenth day),

A pressure in abdomen, just below the stomach, as soon as she eats or drinks anything,

Especially when walking, painful weight of the bowels, as if they would fall down,

Sharp pains in abdomen,

Some stitches in abdomen,

Colicky pains (immediately),

Colicky pains, followed by diarrhoea, after midnight,

Almost constant, distressing colicky pain, varying in severity, scarcely influenced by motion, during the first four days after the proving, aggravated by eating and somewhat relieved by stool; it always appeared after rising in the morning, even after an undisturbed night's rest; abdomen not distended nor sensitive to touch,

Fine shooting colic,

Slight soreness all over the bowels, with rumbling,


Pain in the hypogastrium,

In the morning labor-like pains in abdomen, as if the catamenia would come on (after twelve hours),


Distension of epigastric region,

Region of stomach and abdomen distended (after taking powdered Iron),

Indigestion, with heat of stomach,

Feeling as if something rose in the stomach,

Occasional uneasiness at the left extremity of the stomach, not amounting to pain,

Pain in pit of stomach,

Sensation of warmth and fulness in the epigastric region (immediately after four drops), (first day),

Constant sensation of warmth in the epigastric region, which is not painful to pressure (eleventh day),

After eating, heat in stomach,

Heat and burning in the stomach, with momentary cramplike pain in splenic region,

During physical exertion, heat from the pit of the stomach upwards, like apprehension; she must lie down,

(Burning in stomach),

After eructations, decreased burning in stomach,

He feels full,

After walking he felt full, as if he would eructate; this goes off water eating,

Sensation of fulness and warmth in the stomach (ten minutes after 10 drops, first day),

In the morning in bed (about six o'clock) painful contraction of everything at the pit of the stomach, followed by a kind of spasmodic cough with mucous expectoration,

Cramplike stomachache,

Severe cramplike and pressive pain in the stomach,

Spasm in stomach,

Stomachache from eating meat,

After eating and drinking, violent stomachache,

An unpleasant drawing in the epigastric region (twelfth day),

Whenever she eats she has pressure,

Slight pressure in the epigastric region, at 2 P.M. (second day),

Heavy pressure in the pit of stomach,

Violent pressure in the stomach and extraordinary tension,

Violent pressure in the stomach and unusual tension (after a few grains of Iron filings),

Pressing and very intense pain in stomach,

Pressive, very acute pain in stomach,

Pain in pit of stomach on touching it,

Palpitating sensation in stomach, extending through the oesophagus, as if a nerve was quivering, giving occasionally a sensation of suffocation, as if a valve rose in the throat, with headache, after menses,

All sensations in stomach are experienced at the cardiac extremity and in the splenic region,

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