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Phosphorus - Rectum, Anus, Stool symptoms - Hahnemann

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph, Phos.

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HPUS indication of Phosphorus: Hoarseness
Common symptoms: Hoarseness, Apprehension, Bruises, Burns, Fear.

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



A short time after the stool, white, corrosive mucus flows from the anus (aft. sever. h.).

Tearing in the rectum.

Formicating shooting in the anus, while walking.

Shooting and griping in the left side of the anus after dinner.

Pain in the anus, so violent as if it would tear the body in two, with cutting and moving about in all the abdomen with constant, ineffectual urging to stool; then heat in the hands and anxiety; the pain was only relieved by applying warm cloths (3d d.).

Cutting in the anus and rectum, especially in the evening (aft. 6, 7 d.).

Needle-pricks in the rectum, even when there is no stool.

Shooting in the anus.

Burning in the rectum.

Tearing pains in the rectum, and in the genitals, so as to cause the person to sink down.

Constant, spasmodic urging about the rectum.

Severe, troublesome cramp in the rectum, in the morning in bed.

Sensation in the rectum, in the evening, as if something obstructed it, which hindered the evacuation of the faeces, while the stool is not hard.

The rectum feels constricted, and during the passage of the stool, even when soft, there arises in it a sharp smarting pain as from a wound; this lasts for several hours and extends up into the abdomen.

Varices of the rectum which protrude strongly.

Sore pain in the varices of the anus, for many days, while sitting and lying down, with violent pressure and shooting therein on rising.

Tickling and itching on the anus in the evening.

Erosion and itching on the anus (aft. 7 d.).

Itching in the anus, after walking and in the evening.

Frequent itching and formication in the anus, after walking in the open air.


Urging to stool, but only flatus is forcibly discharged.

No stool, or only after a delay of several days.


Stool is delayed for twenty-four hours (at once).

No stool, during the first days.

The stool that ought to have come, is suppressed (aft. 20 d.).

Constipation for six days, with pressure in the scrobiculus cordis after meals, inflation of the abdomen and arrest of flatulence (aft. 24 h.).

Constipation and severe costiveness (in its after-affects?).

Difficult passage of the stool (aft. 24 d.).

Stool only after pressing.

Stool with violent pressing, first breaking in pieces, then cohesive and lastly soft.

Stool with pressing, only a little piece being discharged at a time.

Violent pressing, though the stool is not hard.

Stool with but little faeces, then blood from the anus.

Costiveness (2d d.).

Hard, firm stool (1st, 2d, 3d d.).

Stool only every two days and hard.

Costiveness the first four days.

Hard stool, in small lumps.

Hard stool, covered with mucus and some blood.

Hard stool, with cutting in the anus.

Twice a day, a normal stool (1st d.).

Four times a day, a normal stool, but only a little at a time.

After colic, stool with contraction of the rectum; two hours later, another stool without pinching, but preceded by much discharge of flatus, and then again contraction of the rectum (1st d.).

Very soft stool in the evening, without attendant trouble.

Soft stool, with urging and cutting in the large intestines (aft. 2 d.).

Inflation from flatus moving about in the abdomen, and instead of flatus a diarrhoeic stool was passed (first 12 h.). On the second day, when the flatus moved about in the abdomen, there was a bruised pain in the intestines; the third day incarceration of flatus in the right side of the abdomen, with pinching pain.

The stool seems hot, as it passes through.

Pappy stool at an unusual time (the first days).

Diarrhoeic stool, with tenesmus in the anus and rolling about in the abdomen, for sixteen days, relieved by drinking coffee.

Stool semi-liquid, three times in the morning (6th d.).

Stool, after moving about in the abdomen and pinching about the umbilicus, first cohesive, then semi-fluid, with burning in the anus at the time and afterward (5th d.).

Semi-liquid, scanty stool, discharged forcibly.

Diarrhoea, with discharge of ascarides.

Green stool (in the case of a suckling, whose nurse had taken phosphorus).

Green, rather soft stools.

Green and black stools.

Gray stool.

Mixed with the soft stool, there are little white lumps of mucus.

Shining (phosphorescent) stools.

Before the stool, some heat in the body.

Before the stool, a severe chill.

Before the (hard) stool in the morning, pains in the abdomen.

Before the stool, severe contractive pain, with stitches in the rectum.

Before and during the hard stool, pressure on the anus, as from excoriation.

With a soft stool, crawling and itching in the rectum.

During the passage of a stool which was not hard, excoriation in the rectum.

During stool, a transient pain in the os coccygis extending through the spine into the crown, pulling the head backward.

During the stool, large varices of the rectum protrude, with burning pain when touched, also in sitting and walking (aft. sever. h.).

During a stool, discharge of blood, for two mornings (the first days).

During the stool, blood, for four days in succession.

With the stool, there is an almost daily discharge of blood.

Copious discharge of blood from the anus (aft. sever. h.).

Blood from the rectum, with the discharge of flatus (aft. 11 d.).

A drop of blood from the rectum.

After the stool, soreness of the anus.

After the stool, pressure in the rectum.

After the stool, frequent sharp scraping and burning in the anus, with burning urging to urinate, without much flow of urine.

After the stool, protrusion of large varices of the anus, very painful.

After the stool, tenesmus.

For some time after the stool, intense tenesmus in the anus and the rectum.

After a slight exertion during the stool, at once pain above the anus, for 6 days in succession.

After a soft stool, severe burning in the anus and rectum, and great lassitude.

After a (soft) stool, great relaxation in the abdomen (aft. 3 d.).

After the second stool, he feels very dizzy, and near swooning.

After the stool, sour vomiting, or at least retching, for several mornings (aft. 14 d.).

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