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Petroleum - Abdomen symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Petroleum: Nausea

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



Insatiability at dinner,

During this trial the appetite was variable, at times could not eat, at others relished a hearty meal,

Scraping eructations, even after a light meal (after four days),

Sharp sour eructations, after dinner,

Fulness, with pressure, in the pit of the stomach, after a very moderate dinner (after three days),

A little food, especially sour-krout, "braun-krout," etc., disorders his stomach and digestion, especially in stormy weather, so that he had diarrhoea day and night,

All food, even the slightest, disorders her stomach; she cannot tolerate anything,

A little food causes fulness and apprehension (second day),

Distension of the abdomen, especially after a meal, with pressure below the pit of the stomach,


Stitches in both hypochondria, disappearing without emission of flatus,

Abdomen distended by flatus,

Emission of much very offensive flatus, of many days,

Very offensive flatus, before a thin stool,

Accumulation and moving about of flatus in the abdomen (immediately),

Drawing cutting in the abdomen, with eructations and emission of flatus,



Violent nausea, with cold sweat and sticking in the right side of the abdomen,

Incessant nausea (after two hours),

Sudden nausea on walking, with accumulation of water in the mouth; sudden heat of the face and vertigo, lasting a quarter of an hour (after fourteen days),

Nausea, every morning, immediately after waking; she could not eat breakfast,

Nausea, in the morning, on waking, lasting an hour, till breakfast,

Nausea, in the morning, with accumulation of water in the mouth,

Nausea and qualmishness all day (after six, and ten days),

Nausea, all day, with loss of appetite, sour taste in the mouth, and dry white tongue,

Nausea, with eructations (after twenty-four hours),

Pressure in the pit of the stomach, two mornings in succession, fasting, with nausea,

Stitches in the right side of the abdomen, with nausea,

Cutting in the upper abdomen, with nausea and diarrhoea, woke him at 4 A.M. (after forty-eight hours),


Momentary nausea, in the morning or evening, with efforts to vomit,

Nausea all day, often so violent that it takes away the breath, without vomiting,


Violent vomiting (after one hour),

Constant vomiting of bile and blood,

Whenever she swallowed liquids, it was followed by violent efforts to vomit; vomiting of bile, at times mixed with blood (second day),

It seems apparent that Petroleum at first causes complete paralysis of the stomach and oesophagus so that emetics had no effect and only after irritating the epigastric region with friction was it possible to induce vomiting,

Violent cutting colic for two days, with clawing, in the abdomen, followed by many eructations, vomiting of clear water, diarrhoea, and headache (after a few hours),

Violent colic, with efforts to vomit (immediately),


Pressure in the left hypochondrium (after twelve days),

Pressure in the hepatic region,

Stitches in the hepatic region, on some physical exertion,

Umbilicus and Sides.

Violent constrictive pain about the navel and in the pit of the stomach,

Awoke at 5 A.M. with pain below umbilicus; on movement the pain became sharp and cutting, and increased the desire to have a passage from the bowels (second day),

Clawing and biting about the umbilicus, in frequent paroxysms,

Clawing in the umbilical region (first night),

Clawing in both sides of the abdomen, from below upward, with heaviness in the lower extremities and great sleepiness,

General Abdomen.

Abdomen swelled (after thirty minutes),

Distension of the abdomen, for two days (after three days),

Abdomen wonderfully distended or bloated,

Abdomen very much distended, from drinking a little (after four days),

Abdomen very much distended, in the evening, on going to sleep,

Abdomen distended, tense, with indolence, in the afternoon, lasting several hours,

Flatulent distension, after a stool,

Rumbling in bowels, at 5 A.M. (second day),

Griping and rumbling in the abdomen, in the evening,

Rumbling in the abdomen, in the evening,

Belching of wind,

Cutting colic, late in the evening; she was obliged to bend up,

Cutting colic, several times in the morning, followed by diarrhoea of a very offensive camphorated odor, with ineffectual urging after the evacuation,

Colic, as from taking cold,

Colic, with pressive pain,

Colic (after two hours),

Painful tension across the whole abdomen, with pain in the lower portion of the left side of the abdomen, as if something would break through, or as from an internal sore, in paroxysms for two or three hours,

Tension and cramps in the abdomen (after three days),

Griping in the abdomen, every ten minutes; she was always obliged to bend together (after thirteen days),

Griping in the abdomen, several evenings (after forty-eight hours),

Griping in the abdomen and diarrhoea, the whole day (after twenty-four hours),

Pressure and griping in the abdomen, as after taking cold, woke him about midnight,

Cutting in the abdomen (immediately, and again after seventy-two hours, in the morning on waking, and several times during the day),

Much cutting in the abdomen, for two days, and evacuation, at first fecal, afterwards of bloody mucus, with little faeces,

Cutting in the abdomen, as from taking cold, followed by diarrhoea, with pressure (after thirty-six hours),

Violent pains in the abdomen, especially along the transverse and descending colon (after twelve hours),

Slight pain in transverse colon and left lumbar region (before two hours and a half),

A kind of crawling falling asleep of the abdominal muscles, extending to the thighs, while sitting; she was obliged to rise and walk about (after twenty-one days),

Feeling of diarrhoea in the abdomen, without a stool, in the evening,

Unpleasant itching, internally, in the abdomen, not relieved by external rubbing,

Hypogastrium and Iliac Regions.

Pressure in the right inguinal ring (after a few hours),

Pain in the groin, as if a hernia would protrude, on every paroxysm of cough,

Cramplike pain in both groins, like a pressure, when walking and lying, but mostly while sitting,

Sticking in the right groin, following a nocturnal emission,


Appetite and Thirst.

Ravenous hunger frequently, so that she became quite sick on account of it, and was also frequently awakened at night by it,

Ravenous hunger, but speedy satiety after a stool,

A nibbling appetite,

No appetite and no thirst,

Violent unquenchable thirst (second day),

Excessive thirst, ; (after thirty minutes), ; (after two hours),

Much thirst all day,

Thirst (second day),

Much thirst for beer, for a whole week,


Frequent eructations (second day),

Repeated hot, sharp, sour eructations and uprisings,

Eructations, with pressure in the stomach, after a glass of milk (third day),

Eructations, with pressure in the abdomen,

Eructations, all the afternoon, after eating,

Eructations, tasting like bad eggs, in the morning (after twenty-four hours),

Sour eructations, with weak vision,

Sour eructations, that set the teeth on edge,

Uprisings of sour water into the mouth, after breakfast,

Tasteless eructations all day,

Unpleasant eructations,

Hiccough and Heartburn.

Violent hiccough, as many as three times a day, for several days,

Violent hiccough twice in the evening, followed by much sneezing (after thirty-six hours),

Heartburn, in the morning,

Heartburn, towards evening, and eructations,

Rancid heartburn,

After a normal (second) stool, qualmishness and a feeling of weakness (after twenty-four hours),

Qualmish sensation in the stomach (after twenty-four hours),

Qualmishness on coughing,

General Stomach.

The epigastric region was so distended that he was obliged to press the hands tightly upon it, in spite of the great sensitiveness (after two hours),

Distension of the stomach, in the afternoon,

Stomach and abdomen very sensitive to touch (second day),

Stomach and abdomen frequently painful; at one time they seem constricted, at another distended,

Violent burning in the stomach (second day),

Burning in the throat, stomach, and right side of the abdomen,

Burning in the pit of the stomach (first night),

Stomach and pharynx seemed to be on fire (after two hours),

Sensation of constriction of the diaphragm (after half an hour),

Feeling of great emptiness in the stomach, as after long hunger,

Feeling of emptiness in the stomach, with stupefaction in the head,

Pressure in the stomach and diarrhoea, in the afternoon, preceded by colic,

Pressure in the stomach, fasting, removed by eating,

Violent pains in the stomach,

Violent pain in the pit of the stomach, as if something would be torn away,

Pain in the stomach, in the morning,

Pinching in the pit of the stomach (after two days),

Clawing in the stomach, as from taking cold; woke her very early in the morning,

Clawing in the stomach, as after taking cold, with anxiety, in the evening, lasting a quarter of an hour,

Cutting about the stomach, with desire for stool (after four days),

Stitches in the pit of the stomach, in the afternoon,

Intolerable heaviness in the stomach, relieved by violent exercise on foot,

The stomach feels relaxed,

Very bad feeling in stomach and bowels at intervals,

Much insipidity and uneasiness after eating,

Discomfort after supper,

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