Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Pressure about the anus (aft. 6 d.).
Pressive pain in the rectum, two days before the menses, she had to bend forward; when straightening her body, pains darted through the rectum, and when walking, the stitches multiplied.
Itching on the anus, when going to sleep.
Burning pain in the region of the anus.
Burning and shooting in the rectum and anus (aft. 18 d.).
Fistula in the rectum.
Scurf on the border of the anus, with tickling erosive sensation.
Frequent urging to stool, with a scanty diarrhoeic discharge every time, with much straining as if there was much more coming (aft. 24 h.).
Inclination to diarrhoea, and two soft stools (aft. 24 h.).
Diarrhoea with colic.
Diarrhoea, after spoiling the stomach, especially in stormy weather.
Watery stool, with pain in the abdomen, for six days.
Two diarrhoeic stools, and then an inordinate exhaustion.
Mucus with the stool.
Profuse mucous diarrhoea (after sever. h.).
Diarrhoea, of much bloody mucus (aft. 4 d.).
Frequent stool of mere bloody mucus, with great weariness.
Stool soft and yet it is accompanied with straining.
Soft, difficult stool, as if from inactivity of the bowels.
Frequent urging to stool, followed every time by a scanty diarrhoeic evacuation, with frequent straining, as if much yet would follow.
The stool becomes harder during the after effects (aft. 28 d.).
Stool only with much straining, as if the rectum had not the strength to expel it.
No stool for two days, but much urging, the rectum seemed too weak to expel the faeces (aft. 4, 5 d.).
Stool expelled with difficulty, with sore pain in the anus.
With a difficult stool, the child loses blood.
Ascarides pass with the blood.
Discharge of ascarides.
After the stool, ravenous hunger, but quick satiety.
After the stool, inflation from flatulence.
After a (second) good stool, qualmishness and sensation of weakness (aft. 24 h.).
After the stool, he feels quite weak and dizzy, his sight failed him and he had to close his eyes to recover himself.≡ more ...