Symptoms and hints related to Defaecation from the Hahnemann’s therapeutic hints by R.E. Dudgeon, originally published in 1894….

Irregular and difficult-NI-X.

Difficult-AM-C., ANT., BAR.

-only after great straining-LYC.

-owing to too large faeces -K-CA.

-owing to costiveness -K.CA.

– with tearing, shooting pains in anus and rectum-NA.M.

Urging-NI-X., PHO.

-frequent, with painless evacuation of soft faeces–COF.

– ineffectual-SEP.

-ineffectual owing to very hard stool-LYC.

– with tearing in abdomen-PHO.


– of flatulent faeces-CAL.

-while urinating-SUL.

Before Defaecation.

Great urging -PHO.

During Defaecation.


Burning in rectum-NA-M., SEP.

Cutting in rectum-CAU.

Tearing, shooting pain in anus and rectum-NA-M.

Shooting in anus-SUL.

Protrusion of piles, with burning pain-CAL.

– – – with itching-NI-X.

Prolapsus of rectum-SEP. SUL.

Blood comes out of anus-CB.V. CAU., SEP.

Discharge of prostatic fluid-HEP.

After Defaecation.

Pain in anus-LYC., NI-X.

Excoriation pain-MER.

-pain in haemorrhoids-GRP.

Exhaustion, bruised feeling-CAL.


Frequent-CB.A., COF., NA-M., NI-X., PET., PH-X.

Insufficient-BAR., CB.V., GRP., NA-C., SEP.

Costiveness-ANT., CAL., LYC., MAG., NI-X., SIL.

– and difficult defaecation K-CA.

– with ineffectual straining-SIL.

Delayed-SEP., SIL.

Every other day-K.CA., NA-M.

Every two or three days-SUL.

Constipation-AM-C., AM-M., ARN., ARS., BRY., CAL., CB-V., CAU., GUI., IOD., K-CA., MEN., OPI., PLB., SIL., ZIN.

long continued-NA-M.

-long continued with costiveness and hardness of hepatic region- GRP.

– for several days-LYC.

– with ineffectual efforts-CON.

Constipation and diarrhoea alternately (old people)-ANT.

– when travelling-PLA.

Burning with violent colic-ARS.

Dry-NI-X., PHO.

Thin form-MU-X., SUL.

Too large, with difficulty passed-K.CA.



– hard-PET.

– – difficult, unsatisfactory, delayed-MG-M.

Hard-ANT., BAR., CAL., SUL.

– every other day-CON.

– with ineffectual straining-LYC.

Loose-CAL., GRP., NA-M., -tendency to-NI-X.

Pappy, frequent-MAN., SIL.

Soft-COF., SEP.

– and liquid– ZIN.

Thin pale-CB.V.




Oily, glistering-CAU.

Mucous-ARN., K-CA., SEP.

– mixed with blood-ARN.

-with tenesmus-ARN.

Blood with-AM-C., AM-M., ANA., CB-V., PHO., SAR.

– stool covered with- CON.

Diarrhoea-CHI., COF., COL., CON., PET.

– painless-NI-X.

– chronic-MG-M., PHO.

– non flatulent-ARN., RHE.

– green-ARS.

– consisting of small stools, mostly composed of mucus, accompanied by faecal motions and straining- NX-V.

Diarrhoea and vomiting-CAM.

-with belly-ache-AM-C.

-with pains in bowels-SIL.

– weakening, with much borborygmus (cholerine)-PH-X.

– caused by milk-LYC.

– weakness from prolonged-CHI.

– Purging, weakness from excessive-CHI.

Dysentery-SUL,. VER.,

– autumnal-MER-C,

– bilious -ARN.

– without diarrhoea-NX-V.



Tapeworm-GRP., PHO.

R.E. Dudgeon
Robert Ellis Dudgeon 1820 – 1904 Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1839, Robert Ellis Dudgeon studied in Paris and Vienna before graduating as a doctor. Robert Ellis Dudgeon then became the editor of the British Journal of Homeopathy and he held this post for forty years.
Robert Ellis Dudgeon practiced at the London Homeopathic Hospital and specialised in Optics.
Robert Ellis Dudgeon wrote Pathogenetic Cyclopaedia 1839, Cure of Pannus by Innoculation, London and Edinburgh Journal of Medical Science 1844, Hahnemann’s Organon, 1849, Lectures on the Theory & Practice of Homeopathy, 1853, Homeopathic Treatment and Prevention of Asiatic Cholera 1847, Hahnemann’s Therapeutic Hints 1847, On Subaqueous Vision, Philosophical Magazine, 1871, The Influence of Homeopathy on General Medical Practice Since the Death of Hahnemann 1874, Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica, 2 vols 1878-81, The Human Eye Its Optical Construction, 1878, Hahnemann’s Materia Medica Pura, 1880, The Sphygmograph, 1882, Materia Medica: Physiological and Applied 1884, Hahnemann the Founder of Scientific Therapeutics 1882, Hahnemann’s Organon 1893 5th Edition, Prolongation of Life 1900, Hahnemann’s Lesser Writing.