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
Awakened early morning by urgent desire for stool, which is gushing, watery; sharp, cutting, colicky pains below the navel; rumbling.
Stools slimy, preceded by colic; chronic diarrhoea; worse during the day; of bloody mucus; often profuse; yellowish, watery; weak feeling in bowels and rectum.
Diarrhoea from cabbage, sour-krout; after riding in a carriage.
Stool insufficient, difficult, hard, in lumps.
Piles and fissures of the anus; great itching; scurf on borders of anus.
Excrescences on and in the anus, moist, irregular.≡ more ...