Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Constipation in an easy question-answer format. …

What is the grand characteristic of the Bryonia Constipation?

When it is de to dryness of the intestinal tract and the stools are large, dry and brown, as if burnt, and are passed with a great deal of difficulty, owing to an atony of the intestines.

How does it differ from Nux vomica?

Nux vomica produces an increased intestinal action, which is irregular, inharmonious and spasmodic, and this hinders rather than favors an evacuation.

What other drugs besides Bryonia have constipation with atony of the intestines?

Veratrum album and Opium.

To what is the Constipation of Opium due?

To complete inactivity of the bowels, owing to a muscular paresis. Under Opium the faeces become impacted and are passed in little, hard, dry, black balls, and there is absolutely no urging to stool.

How does Plumbum compare here?

Plumbum has stools consisting of hard, black balls, but here is some constriction of the rectum, showing that there is some activity of the muscles present.

What is the Constipation of Alumina?

There is complete inertia of the rectum, so that the stool is expelled with great difficulty, no matter what the consistency of its is; there is little or no urging to stool; the stools may be dry, hard and knotty, like sheep dung, or soft; constipation of children where the rectum is dry, hard, inflamed and bleeding.

To what is the Constipation of Alumina due?

Both to dryness and inactivity of the rectum producing the symptoms that soft stools are expelled with difficulty.

What is the stool of Anacardium?

Thee is a sensation of a plug in the rectum, it seems powerless to expel the stool; even a soft still is expelled with difficulty.

What are the characteristic symptoms of Nux vomica in Constipation?

Inactivity, with constant, ineffectual urging to stool;. the passages are incomplete and unsatisfactory, as if part remained behind.

How does Lycopodium compare here?

Lycopodium has ineffectual urging to stool, but under Lycopodium it is not due to irregular intestinal action, but to a constriction of the rectum.

How does Carbo veg. compare here?

Carbo veg. also has ineffectual urging to stool, but here it is due to flatulence.

How is Nux vomica distinguished from Opium, Bryonia and Alumina?

These drugs have no urging at all.

What are the symptoms of Lycopodium in Constipation?

Sensation as if something remained behind; constipation due to constriction of the rectum. It is a useful remedy in the constipation of young children; it is apt to be associated with hemorrhoids. There is a constricted feeling about the rectum, as in Silicea.

What is the remedy for Constipation due to abuse of purgative medicines?

Nux vomica.

What is the Constipation of Sulphur?

Ineffectual urging to stool with a sensation of heat, fulness and discomfort in the rectum. It is a useful remedy with which to commence the treatment of constipation. Uneasy feeling all through intestinal tract; constipation alternating with diarrhoea; abdominal plethora or passive portal congestion.

What is the characteristic indication for Graphites in Constipation.?

It is where the stools are covered with mucus and there is no urging. the patient sometimes goes days without a stool, and when it does come it is composed of little round balls knotted together, with shreds of mucus and accompanied with great pain when passing, owing to fissure.

What is the Constipation of Platina?

Torpor of the whole intestinal tract; unsuccessful urging to stool and great dryness of the rectum. The stools adhere to the rectum like putty or glue. There is great weakness in the abdomen and a sensation as if there was a load in the rectum like putty or glue. There is great weakness in the abdomen and sensation as if there was a load in the rectum which could not be expelled. It is a remedy for the constipation of travellers and emigrants.

What is the Constipation of Natrum mur.?

The stools are hard and difficult to expel, causing bleeding and smarting and soreness in the rectum. There is dryness of the rectum and the stools are crumbly in character;great weakness of the intestine.

What is the characteristic constipation of Phosphorus?

Where is stools are grayish, showing lack of bile. They are long, slender and touch, resembling a dog’s tool, and voided with the utmost difficulty.

What is the due to the deficient expulsive power of the rectum and spasmodic condition of the sphincter, which gives rise to the symptoms that the stool slops back when partially expelled.

What symptoms has Ammonium muriaticum?

The stools are hard and crumbly, crumble as they pass he anus. All Muriates have crumbly stools.

Give the Constipation of Sepia.

No desire or urging for days and days;l the stools are hard and large; inactivity of the rectum, and sensation of a ball in it; patient cannot strain and consequently cannot expel stool.

What are the indications for Hydrastis in Constipation?

After the use of purgatives when there is present the sinking, gone feeling at the epigastrium, and symptoms of gastro-duodenal catarrh, such as torpidity of the liver, yellow skin and tenderness in. the hepatic region and light colored stools.

What is the constipation of Veratrum?

Large, hard black stools with faintness; patient stains until covered with cold sweat and then gives it up, and faeces accumulate in large masses in. he rectum.

What are the characteristics of he Plumbum Constipation?

There is a marked retraction of the abdomen, and a spasm or contraction of the sphincter ani; there is urging to stool, and the stool is passed in little, round balls, which are black and hard they are passed with great difficulty, and are often accompanied by colic or a sensation of a strong pulling the anus up into the rectum.

What is peculiar about the stool of Causticum?

Owing to a paralytic condition of the rectum the patient is unable to evacuate the stool when sitting, he is obliged almost to stand.

When is Magnesia mur. indicated in Constipation?

Stools are passed with great difficulty, being composed of hard lumps, which are so dry that they crumble as they pass the anus.

What symptom has Selenium in common with Alumina, Opium, Plumbum and Bryonia?

The faeces are hard and dry and require artificial means for their removal. Peristaltic action is nil with this remedy.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.