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Mercurius Vivus - Abdomen symptoms - Clarke

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv, Merc. viv, Merc.

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat

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



Painful sensitiveness of hepatic region, with shooting, burning pains, agg. by every movement of body, or of the parts affected.

Region of liver swollen, painfully sensitive to contact; cannot lie on r. side.

Chronic atrophy of liver, with emaciation and dessication of the body.

Swelling and hardness of liver.

Complete icterus.

Abdomen hard and inflated, with soreness when touched, principally in umbilical region.

Colic which only passes off in a recumbent position.

Violent colic (with diarrhoea), with cuttings, lancinations as if by knives, painful contractions and pinchings in abdomen, principally at night or in cool of evening, esp. when he touches or takes hold of anything cold.

Tension, distension, and pressure, as by a stone, principally in umbilical region (and painfulness to contact).

Burning in abdomen, round the navel.

Excessive and insupportable pains in abdomen, which cease only on lying down.

Pain in abdomen, as if caused by a chill.

Sensation as if intestines were loose, and moving about in abdomen, when walking.

Intestines feel bruised if he lies on r. side.

The pains in abdomen are often accompanied by shivering, or by heat and redness of cheeks, as well as by great sensitiveness of abdomen, and of precordial region, to all contact, and to least pressure.

Sensation of emptiness in the abdomen.

Sufferings from flatulency, principally at night, with distension of abdomen, borborygmi, and rumbling.

Cutting stitch in lower abdomen r. to l.; agg. walking.

Tension, aching, and lancinations in groins as by knives.

Inflammation of peritoneum and of intestines.

Boring pain in r. groin.

Obstruction and inflammatory swelling of inguinal glands, with redness and painful sensitiveness, when walking and standing.

Affections of inner region of liver; external belly, which may be hard and sensitive to touch; inguinal ring, either one (H. N. G.).

Painful hard, hot, sensitive swelling in ileo caecal region.

Ulceration and suppuration of inguinal glands.


Abdomen externally cold to touch.


Putrid, salt, sweetish, or metallic taste.

Bitter taste, principally when fasting, in morning.

Rye-bread has a bitter or sweetish taste.

Saltish taste on lips.

Violent burning thirst, day and night, with desire for cold drinks, and principally for milk and beer.

Desire for wine and spirits.

Appetite only for bread and butter; aversion to butter.

Bulimy, with great weakness.

Canine hunger, even after eating.

Want of appetite.

Thirst more decided than appetite.

Speedy satiety when eating.

Stomach feels replete and constricted.

Bread is heavy on stomach.


The nausea often increases after a meal, and is accompanied by a sensation in throat, as if things sweetened with sugar had been eaten.

Pyrosis, regurgitation of a rancid liquid, and hiccough during and after a meal.

Tension, fulness, and pressure as from a stone in pit of stomach, principally during or after a meal, however little may have been eaten; stomach hangs down heavily.

Acid and mucous taste during a meal, also at other times.

Insatiable appetite and craving (or complete loss of appetite), with apparent insipidity of food.

No wish for food, which, however, is agreeable to the taste when eaten.

Dislike to all food, principally solid nutriment, meat, sweetmeats, cooked victuals and coffee.

Has no appetite for dry food, likes liquid food.

Great weakness of digestion, with continued hunger, and pressure in stomach, frequent risings, pyrosis and many other inconveniences after a meal.


Excessive nausea and inclination to vomit, often with incisive and pressive pains in stomach, chest, and abdomen, anxiety and inquietude, headache, vertigo, cloudiness of eyes, and transient heat.

Retching and vomiting of mucous or bitter matters, or of bile.

Violent vomiting with convulsive movements.


Rising of air.

Risings, principally after eating, and often of a putrid or bitter or sour and rancid taste.

Violent empty risings.

Regurgitation (of ingesta) after eating and drinking.

Burning, violent pain, and excessive sensibility (esp. to touch) in the stomach, and in the precordial region.

Sharp constrictive pain in precordial region.

Cramp-like pains in stomach, even after a very light repast.

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