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Plumbum Metallicum - Genitals Etc symptoms - T.F. Allen

Lead, Plumbum, Plumb, Plb.

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HPUS indication of Plumbum Metallicum: Paleness
Common symptoms: Paleness, Loss of smell, Stiffness.

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

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Kidneys and Bladder.

Chronic nephritis is a frequent affection in cases of lead poisoning; its development never accompanied by acute symptoms,

Acute nephritis, with fever,

Lacerating pain in the renal region, aggravated at the same time with the abdominal sufferings, and, like them, diminished by friction and pressure,

Severe pain in the vesical region,

Bladder distended,

Paralysis of the sphincter of the bladder, which allowed the urine to pass guttatim,

Tenesmus of the neck of the bladder,

When the paroxysm of pain has subsided, the sound is easily introduced (into the bladder), and without pain; attempting to introduce the sound during the accession, causes great increase of the pain,

Bladder inactive; difficult urination,

Painful sense of constriction towards the neck of the bladder, difficulty of introducing a sound into the bladder,

Induration of the prostate,


Retraction of the urethra,

Pain in the urethra where it leaves the bladder (fifth day),

Great smarting along the urethra on commencing micturition,

Burning, during, and still more after micturition (second day),

Scalding on micturition,

Micturition and Urine.

Very frequent urging to urinate, with burning along the urethra, but only a few drops are discharged at a time,

Frequent ineffectual urging to urinate,

Desire to urinate, fruitless efforts, or the urine passed drop by drop,

Frequent desire to pass urine, which was painful; urine often high-colored, and depositing a lateritious sediment,

Sometimes urging to urinate, which either was ineffectual, or the discharge required great effort, and much increased the pains,

Frequent vesical tenesmus, with much ineffectual urging to urinate; only half a wineglassful was passed in two days,

Desire to urinate, with inability to pass urine immediately; it was retained; in the forenoon, disappearing in the afternoon (second day),

Pain and difficulty in passing urine (after one year),

Frequent tenesmus, and ineffectual urging to urinate,

Frequent desire to urinate; micturition always scanty,

Micturition painful,

Unconscious discharge of urine and faeces, ,

Urine passed unconsciously,

The patient passed urine involuntarily during the epileptic spasms,

Frequent micturition of the usual amount, in the afternoon (first day),

Copious secretion from the kidneys,

Greatly increased discharge of urine,

Awoke at 4 A.M. to urinate; more than usual was passed; followed by pain in the abdomen as after taking cold; it disappears after the emission of flatus, which is followed by sticking in the abdomen (second day),

Frequent difficult micturition of scanty urine,

Some difficulty and pain in urinating, so that he thought he had contracted gonorrhoea,

Difficult and sometimes painful micturition,

Micturition difficult, and only effected by a forcible contraction of the abdominal muscles, which aggravates the pains,

Difficult, even somewhat painful, micturition,

Difficult micturition, a little at a time,

Difficult urination, with much effort,

Difficult micturition, , etc.

Great difficulty in urinating; there was great difficulty in passing the catheter, but the subsequent history showed no permanent stricture,

Evacuation of urine difficult and hindered, also complete suppression,

Great difficulty in urinating,

The urine is passed only by drops and always with difficulty,

Urine voided seldom, and in small quantities,

Micturition less frequent than usual by seven or eight times,

Discharge of urine very much diminished,

At times she could not pass urine,

Urine could be passed only during the remission of the abdominal pains,

Paucity of secretion from the kidneys, and high-colored,

For some time there has been incontinence of urine at intervals between the epileptic seizures,

Incontinence of urine,

Micturition infrequent,

Retention of urine,

Secretion of urine completely suppressed,

Suppression of urine, ,

Repeated attacks of strangury,

Retention of urine, with great distension of the bladder,

Retention of urine (in one case lasting thirty-six hours, so that the bladder rose as far up as the navel),

Retention of urine during the colic,

Complete retention of urine; the catheter could not be introduced for three days,


Violent Dysuria,


Ischuria, with inflammatory fever,

Strangury, ; in five cases,


Voided a large quantity of urine, which afforded a sensible quantity of lead,

Diminished urine,

Urine scanty, and easily discharged,

Urine very scanty, and passed only once during the last twenty-four hours (tenth day),

Urine passed a little at a time; frequent ineffectual desire to urinate,

Urine scanty, ,

Urine scanty, often retained for nineteen hours,

Large quantity of albumen in her urine, the sp. gr. being only 1010; when she began to recover the albumen gradually diminished in quantity, as I discovered less lead in the urine, and at last totally disappeared,

Albumen was present in the urine; the albuminuria was either merely temporary, ceasing by the tenth day, or it was continued up to and after the patient's dismissal from the hospital. Lead was discovered several times in the urine,

Urine heavily albuminous, without any oedema (in several cases),

Urine very heavily loaded with albumen, containing epithelial casts (and traces of lead),

Urine albuminous, containing numerous cells from the kidney,

The urine contained a trace of albumen,

Urine very albuminous, ,

Urine albuminous, sp. gr. 1024, scanty, dark brown,

The urine contained a large amount of albumen; 150, 000 grams of urine contained 12 grams of urea,

Urine very albuminous, diminished in quantity to 1/2 litre in twenty-four hours, sp. gr. fell to 1009,

Urine yellowish-brown, acid, clear, sp. gr. 1030, albuminous, containing numerous granular cylinders; after treatment, principally with Croton Tiglium Croton oil, the albumen gradually disappeared from the urine, though the sp. gr. remained high (no sugar),

Later, the excretion of albumen in her urine has been gradually increasing, the sp. gr. being always under 1010, and often as low as 1002, with a very minute quantity of urea,

Urine albuminous, containing numerous isolated cells from the kidney,

Urine albuminous; sp. gr. 1010,

Urine albuminous, ,

Urine slightly alkaline, containing traces of albumen (and of lead, 1.95 grams to the litre),

Secretion of kidneys scanty, and of a deep-red color,

Urine red, soon decomposing, and becoming thick with flaky clouds,

Urine (drawn by catheter), red and acid,

Scanty red urine, easily discharged,

Urine red and acid,

Urine reddish, fiery,

Urine looking like Malaga wine, and of neutral reaction; slight film of uric acid,

Only one-third or one-quarter of the normal amount of urine passed,

Scanty and high-colored urine, ,

Urine dark-colored, brownish-red, turbid, with flocculent sediment, sp. gr. 1017, acid, albuminous; sediment consisting of a number of red blood-corpuscles, and a large number of short, rather thick, turbid cylinders, beset with red blood-corpuscles; the patient presented all the symptoms of acute, diffuse nephritis,

Urine "hémaphéique," mahogany-colored; yielding, by M. Gubler's process, a thin pellicle of uric acid,

Urine high-colored, depositing much lithates on cooling,

Urine very scanty, 4 to 6 ounces in a day, and high-colored,

Urine scanty, high-colored, and sometimes voided with difficulty,

Urine usually of a deep yellow color, but clear. Now, not very turbid, but of a reddish-amber color, containing much albumen, and a large proportion of uric acid,

Urine dark, brownish-red,

The urine was rather more colored than natural, but did not present that peculiar play of colors with nitric acid, said to be indicative of the presence of bile,

Urine transparent, high-colored, not at all yellow,

Urine brown-yellow,

The urine becomes dull yellow,

Urine orange-colored,

High-colored urine,

Urine dark-colored,

Urine dark-colored and scanty, evacuated by drops,

Urine scanty and dark-colored,

Urine dark-colored and turbid,

Yellow, acid urine,

Urine clear, of a pale lemon-color, and without sediment; alkaline, although heat and Nitric Acid nitric acid showed no abdomen. It turned red litmus-paper blue at once, but had no effect on tournesol-paper,

Urine "hémaphéique" in the first degree, i. e., merely amber-colored; copious deposit of minium,

Urine acid,

Urine plentiful and limpid,

Urine pale, bright, specific gravity 1015,

Urine pale,

Urine scanty and limpid,

Urine alkaline but not albuminous,

Urine plentiful, pale,

Urine usually acid, contained much lithates during the first few days under observation; the specific gravity ranged from 1015 to 1025; no albumen was ever detected. In two cases the urine was alkaline, and contained phosphates in considerable quantity; becoming, however, faintly acid in a day or two, and remaining so throughout,

Lead in the urine,

Urine alkaline, not albuminous,

Urine contains a little sugar and mucus, no albumen,

Urine free from albumen, sugar, or lead, and is generally natural, but occasionally loaded with a dark-brown sediment,

Urine natural, but watery in color,


Anaphrodisia, of the same duration as the lead line on the gums and the urinary symptoms,


The pains return by paroxysms, during which they are quite severe, extending all along the spermatic cord into the left testicle, which then appears retracted; between the paroxysms the colic is slight or, in general altogether absent,

Frequent erections, with spasmodic retraction of the testicles, and even with emissions during the colic,

Flaccidity of the penis,

The penis is as painful as the abdomen,

The patient experiences a sensation as if the penis were tied at its root or along its course with a cord,

Biting on the fraenum preputii, and emission of semen. (H. and T.)

Constriction of the scrotum, so that at times the testicles were drawn up into the inguinal canal, with the most fearful pains in the small of the back, scrotum, and intestines,

Constriction of the scrotum,

Soreness of the skin of the scrotum and thigh wherever they touched, after the perspiration,

Great swelling of the testicles,

Swelling of the testicles,

Retraction of the testicles at times,

During the paroxysms both testicles were forcibly retracted,

During the paroxysms the right testicle only rose toward the inguinal ring,

Constriction of the testicles,

Tension in the testicles,

The pain in the testicles was somewhat relieved by suspending them with the hands,

Great pain in the testicles and spermatic cord, and also painful drawing in these organs, and contraction of the scrotum,

Pain in the testicles, relieved by compression,

Shooting pains through testicles of such severity as almost to produce fainting,

Retching pain in the left testicle, that at times seems to extend into the spermatic cord (fourth day),

Pains in left testicle,

Emission of semen during sleep, quite unconsciously, after drinking wine, and the next morning, violent erections on every slight provocation; several nights in succession,

Very scanty emission of semen during coition (fifth day),



From twenty-seven pregnancies, occurring in five women, there resulted twenty-two abortions, four still-born, and only one living child. From forty-three pregnancies occurring after lead poisoning, thirty-two miscarriages, three born dead, two living, but puny children. One woman who had had five miscarriages left the occupation, and gave birth to a fine baby. According as women left off or resumed the business, their children would be torn alive or dead,

Miscarried four times,

Frequent miscarriages in women, almost habitual,


Miscarriage in the third or fourth month of pregnancy, with persisted haemorrhage for five weeks,

Of twenty-nine pregnancies among women who gave but slight evidence of lead poisoning, there were eight abortions, one premature birth, twelve at full term, which died in the first year of their life, eight children still living,

Premature delivery,

Has had two children, of whom one survives, but is feeble. Within thirteen months has had a miscarriage, followed by peritonitis,

Abortions occurring between the third and sixth months of pregnancy,

The menses, which had ceased for two days, returned (after one hour), ; (after four hours),

Upon each occasion the normal menstrual flow has ceased, although when otherwise employed, it has came on regularly enough; has not menstruated for three months,

Before this time she menstruated quite regularly, but so long as she followed this occupation the menstrual flow ceased. Upon giving it up, which she was compelled to do on several occasions, it returned,

Menses have been absent for four months,

In a short time after this, although quite regular previously, she ceased to menstruate. During these four years she has been afflicted many times in a similar way, whenever she returned to the same employment,

Catamenia absent for fourteen months, until a month ago, when they appeared scanty,

Disturbance of the menses,

Leucorrhoea. (H. and T.).


All the women suffered more or less from menorrhagia. Occurrences of severe haemorrhage, which he considers as abortions in many cases,


at this delivery she suffered from inertia of the uterus and post-partum haemorrhage, which was arrested by compression of the aorta, removal of the clots, and by Secale Cornutum ergot.



Peculiar weakness of the genitals. (H. and T.)

Slight jerking in the spermatic cord, in the morning; in the afternoon, stitches in the place where it leaves the abdomen (first day),

Erections in the morning,

Emissions. (H. and T.)

Emissions, during the morning sleep, with voluptuous dreams (sixth day),

Involuntary seminal emissions, three or four times a week, causing great debility,

Great inclination to coition. (H. and T.)

Diminution of sexual desire,

Diminished sexual desire,

Loss of sexual desire,

Seminal weakness,


Complete impotency (secondary action?). (H. and T.)

Sterility in a man,

Among seven women who had nothing to do with lead whatever, but whose husbands were subjected to its influence, there were thirty-two pregnancies, resulting as follows eleven abortions, one still-born child, eight full-term children, which died in their first year, four that died in their second year, five that died in their third year, and two only that are now alive, one of them being only twenty-one months old,


From one hundred and forty-one pregnancies by fathers laboring under the effects of lead poisoning, there were eighty-two abortions, four premature births, and five still-born infants. Of the fifty children born alive, twenty died in a year and a half, fifteen in a year and three months, fourteen survived longer, but of these only one exceeded three years of age, a period of life when children may be regarded as having escaped this fatal influence,

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