Confinement & Postpartum – Retention of urine

Homeopathy treatment for Confinement & Postpartum – Retention of urine from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Confinement & Postpartum – Retention of urine…


Aconite [Acon]

Desire to urinate, accompanied with great distress, anxiety and fear.

Arnica [Arn]

Retention of urine with urging to urinate, with sore, bruised feeling of the parts from mechanical injury; constant dribbling of urine after labor.

Arsenicum [Ars]

No sensation of a desire to urinate and no power to do so from atony of the bladder; seems to have lost all control over the power to emit.

Belladonna [Bell]

Urine passed in drops without pain; very sensitive to jars of the bed.

Cantharis [Canth]

Great desire to urinate, with cutting, burning pains in the bladder or in the urethra; complete strangury, or the urine may dribble and drop, with cutting, burning pains.

Causticum [Caust]

Retention of urine, with frequent and urgent desire to urinate, but occasionally a small quantity or a few drops pass off involuntarily; the desire may be frequent and urgent, but unsuccessful, only a few drops flow.

Equisetum-hyem [Equis]

Continuous desire to urinate, but passes only a small quantity and feels as if she had not urinated.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Apparent paralysis of bladder, no will to make water; retention of urine, with constant pressure on bladder; urine drawn turbid with mucous sediment.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Retention of urine with much violent pain in back and urine flowing in fits and starts, with increased pain in back at every interruption.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Painful and ineffectual desire to urinate, pain being burning and tearing; retention of urine, with frequent urging to stool.

Opium [Op]

Retention of urine and faeces, without any desire to expel them.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Retention of urine with redness, heat and soreness of the external region of bladder which is painful to the touch.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Retention of urine, backache, restless, cannot keep quiet.

Stramonium [Stram]

Retention of urine, with sensation as if urethra were too narrow, passes only a few drops after severe straining, no stream being formed in spite of all straining; retention without any painful sensation.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.