Haemorrhoids


Homeopathy treatment for Haemorrhoids from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Haemorrhoids…


Acetic-acid [Acet-ac]

Malignant disease of rectum; profuse haemorrhoidal bleeding; haemorrhage from bowels after checked metrorrhagia, obstinate constipation.

Aconitum [Acon]

Bleeding piles, inflamed, stinging and pressure in anus; feeling of repletion in abdomen, with tension, pressure and colicky pains. Pains in the small of back as if the back of the os sacrum were broken, constipation, vertigo, fulness and heaviness in the head; scanty urination with violent tenesmus; thirst small appetite, troubled sleep.

Aesculus-hip [Aesc]

Abdominal plethora, throbbing deep in abdomen, particularly in hypogastric region haemorrhoids, bleeding or not, with feeling of dryness in rectum, as though little sticks or splinters were pricking the folds of the mucous membrane; weak feeling at sacro iliac symphysis, as though the legs were about to give out. (<) stooping forward and when walking, aching between shoulders, desire to strain at stool for a long time, pains shoot up the rectum (Ign) from the tumors, with lameness and aching in back, purple haemorrhoids, depressed and irritable. Angina granulosa, a dark-red congestion of fauces, with dryness and soreness, from abdominal plethora.

Aloe [Aloe]

Catarrh of Rectum, which constantly secrets mucus and escapes from anus at every attempt at defaecation; haemorrhoids protrude like a bunch of grapes with constant bearing down in rectum, GREATLY RELIEVED BY BATHING WITH COLD WATER, being sore, tender and hot, or copious bleeding but no haemorrhoidal knobs, constant bearing down sensation in rectum, with profuse EMISSION OF FLATUS BEFORE STOOL, followed by urgent diarrhoea, especially in the early morning hours, hot and watery, with jelly like mucus tinged with blood and followed by faintness (<) after eating, in damp weather, want of confidence in the sphincter ani, rectum feels full of fluid which feels heavy, as if it would fall out; stools leave him with a feeling of extreme weakness and prostration; constipation of old people of sedentary habits and given to high living. Uterine congestion and prolapsus with heaviness in abdomen and back; headache over eyes with sensation as if weight were pressing the eyelids down (>) from partially closing the eyelids dull pressing, followed by difficulty of thinking, Haemorrhoids from a suppressed cutaneous eruption.

Alumen [Alum]

Sharp pains in side of rectum; violent itching around anus especially evening and night, severe pain in anus during and for some minutes after, (>) by bending forward and by pressure, (<) lying on side ulcers of rectum with ichorous, foetid or bloody, discharge; dyspnoea during efforts to stool, Asthmatic troubles with piles; weakness of neck of bladder with incontinence of urine.

Alumina [Alum]

Haemorrhoids worse in the evening, better after night’s rest clots of blood pass from the anus; inactivity of the rectum; stools hard and knotty, like sheep’s dung, with cutting in anus, followed by blood, pain in back and small of back as if beaten. During a stool blood spurts out of the rectum, followed by soreness all along the rectum, sweat on perineum with tenderness to the touch, moist varices sting and burn, itching of anus with great sensitiveness.

Ambra-grisea [Ambr]

Itching smarting and itching at the anus, increased urination much more than the fluid taken; frequent ineffectual desire for stool, at this time the presence of other persons becomes unbearable large flow of blood with the stool, followed by pressure deep in hypogastrium (<) evening lying down in warm place on waking (>) from slow motion in open air and when lying or pressing upon painful part.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

Homeopathy for Hemorrhoids that protrude, independent of stool protrusion of haemorrhoids after stool with long lasting pains; cannot walk or the haemorrhoids protrude during a stool, and recede when lying down they are usually moist and pain as if excoriated, bloody discharge during and after stool, costiveness on account of hardness of faeces; itching at anus and burning, preventing sleep must rise from bed on that account haemorrhoids (<) during menses Suits children, old people, pale subjects with bloated face leading a sedentary life who readily catch cold in winter.

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

Haemorrhoids sore and smarting after suppressed leucorrhoea; hard crumbling stools, requiring great effort to expel them bleeding from rectum, with lancinating pain in perineum, especially evenings, stinging and itching in rectum before and during a stool, the haemorrhoids surrounded by inflamed pustules.

Anacardium [Anac]

Internal piles, especially if fissured, painful haemorrhoidal tumors; frequent profuse haemorrhage when at stool great and urgent desire for stool, but the rectum seems powerless, with sensation as if plugged up, with the attempt to move the bowels the desire for stool passes away; great hypochondriasis.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Copious haemorrhoidal haemorrhage accompanying a stool of solid faecal matter. Mucous Piles pricking, continuous mucous discharge, staining yellow; sometimes ichor oozes; feeling of soreness in rectum, as if an ulcer had been torn open, and alternate diarrhoea and constipation, increased and frequent discharge of urine at night with discharge of mucus burning in urethra and pain in small of back (<) at night, from bathing, from heat of sun; (>) during rest and in open air.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Small protruding varices which irritating, burn and smart intolerably; prolapsus ani with haemorrhage from the bowels, burning pain excoriation of anus and constant tenesmus, constipation, feeling in rectum as if it were stuffed full, with heat and throbbing, scanty urine (>) from cold and cold water (<) at night.

Apocynum [Apoc]

Haemorrhoids with a feeling as if a wedge were being Hammered into the anus; bowels sluggish or diarrhoea, with sphincter ani so weak that faeces escape unbidden or while passing flatus; all gone feeling in abdomen.

Arnica [Arn]

Prolapsus ani from overstraining and violent riding (<) from standing and from cold things, blind piles with painful pressure in rectum easily protruded from weakness of the parts, pain in anus as if it were bruised.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Haemorrhoids bluish, swollen inflammed protruding and bunched bleeding from least touch with stitching, burning pains when walking or standing, but not at stool, burning and soreness in rectum and anus (<) at night, rectum is spasmodically pushed out with great pain and remains protruded after haemorrhage from rectum, irreducible, strangulated Haemorrhoid, rhagades at different points with ichorous discharge fissures with burning pains in epigastrium; restlessness and debility (<) at night, from cold from ice-cream and ice-water in hot weather; (>) from warmth Haemorrhoids of drunkards.

Aurum-met [Aur-m]

Piles with rectal catarrh, external piles bleed during stool, constipation or hard knotty stools (<) during menses with prolapsus uteri looseness and costiveness in alternation pain in small of back, as from fatigue; great nervous weakness Syphilitic subject (<) from mercury aged people pining youths.

Badiaga [Bad]

Strumous and Haemorrhoidal persons with pulmonic and cardiac symptoms.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Haemorrhoids protrude, not only with the stools, but also with urination, frequent passage of blood with distended abdomen burning in anus and rectum moisture exuding from piles, scanty hard and lumpy stool, expelled with difficulty; frequent small stools, with great relief.

Belladonna [Bell]

Bleeding piles spasmodic constriction of sphincter ani violent pains in the small of back, as if it would break, piles so sensitive that the patient has to lie with the nates seperated, or with a sensation as if the back would break, scanty red urine, congestion of blood to head, red, hot face, thirst and restlessness.

Berberis [Berb]

Haemorrhoids with itching and burning, particularly after stool, which often is hard and covered with blood; soreness in the anus with burning pain when touched and great sensitiveness when sitting hard stool, like sheep’s dung passed only after much straining; constant pulsating stitches in sacrum, fretful and weary of life; Fistula Ani with chest troubles.

Bromium [Brom]

Haemorrhoids (<) from cold or warm water (>) from wetting with saliva, blind intensely painful piles with black, diarrhoeic stools dribbling of urine, with burning after micturition; asthma.

Bryonia [Bry]

Hard touch stool with protrusion of rectum long lasting burning in rectum after hard stool, or sharp burning pain in rectum with soft stool, white and turbid urine, sensation of constipation in urethra when urinating (<) mornings from motion and from heat (>) while lying down or getting warm in bed sensation of plug in anus.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Constipation as from haemorrhoidal congestion, swollen varices outside the anus causing great pain; itching of anus pricking in the anus as from sharp pins ceasing from slight friction; copious haemorrhage from anus which soon ceases.

Calcarea-carb [Calc-c]

Haemorrhoids protruding painful when walking (>) while sitting, causing pain during stool, great irritability of anus even a loose stool is painful, frequent and copious bleeding of piles, vertigo, especially when going up stairs, with dullness and heaviness of head form cessation or suppression of haemorrhoidal flow; profuse sweat of feet, which is foetid and excoriates the skin. (After Sulph.)

Calcarea-fluor [Calc-f]

Constipation with dizziness and dull headache; bleeding piles; tired aching in small of back; itching at anus; CRAMPY KNOTTING OF CALVES OF LEGS; enlarged veins.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Protruding piles, aching, itching and sore; oozing of a yellow fluid; itching in the anus, most in the evening; stitches in the rectum towards the anus or shooting in the anus; hard stool, with depression of mind, causing headache; with old people.

Capsicum [Caps]

Piles burning, swollen, cutting and smarting during defaecation, even when the stool is liquid; itching, throbbing with sore feeling in anus; large piles, discharging blood or bloody mucus; blind piles with mucous discharge. Urinary troubles, tenesmus, frequent and futile urging to urinate, smarting and burning in urethra, during and after micturition; TENESMUS ANI, ONLY RELIEVED BY SQUATTING DOWN ON HIS HEELS; suppressed haemorrhoidal flow, causing melancholy; lack of reactive power, especially in fat, lazy people, easily exhausted and want to lie down constantly.

Carbo-an [Carb-an]

Oozing of a thin, inodorous fluid from the rectum, weak digestion, especially in nursing women; coldness about stomach, (>) by pressing firmly with the hand or by friction.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Discharge of an acrid, corrosive, viscid humor from the anus, causing much itching and some smarting; oozing of moisture upon the perineum, with soreness and much itching; protruding large bluish varices, suppurating and offensive, with burning pains in anus; stitching pains in the small of back, burning and tearing in the limbs; constipation, with burning stools and discharge of blood; frequent tendency of the blood to the head, flatulence, slow action of the bowels; epistaxis; dysuria; for debauchees; used up people; profound adynamia.

Cascarilla [Casc]

Profuse bright blood with or without stool, in large quantities, causing weakness; diarrhoea alternating with hard lumpy stool; constant slight urging, often with pain high up in rectum.

Causticum [Caust]

Haemorrhoids accompanied with obstinate constipation, with ineffectual urging and fistula ani; haemorrhoids impeding the stool, swollen, itching, stinging, when thinking of them; frequent sudden, pressive, penetrating pain in rectum; THE STOOL PASSES BETTER STANDING; pain worse from mental labor; useful for clergymen who have an attack of piles after every effort to preach; pain (>) after stool; sores between nates.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Flowing piles, with compressive pain in the abdomen, frequent urging to stool, occasional burning and corrosive diarrhoeic stools; tearing pain in the small of the back, especially at night; painful and ulcerated rhagades of the anus.

Collinsonia [Coll]

Tendency to flatulent colic; ALTERNATION OF HAEMORRHOIDAL SUFFERING WITH CEREBRAL AND CARDIAC TROUBLES (dilated right heart); haemorrhoids during or as a sequela of pregnancy and parturition, with constipation and malposition or prolapsus uteri. Chronic, painful, bleeding piles, sensation of sticks in rectum (AEsc. hip., not bleeding), dry balls of light-colored faeces; prolapsus recti with forcing-down pains even when urinating; constipation; congestion of pelvic organs and catarrh of bladder, urinating; constipation; congestion of pelvic organs and catarrh of bladder, with piles; (<) at night, (>) mornings; stools mostly only in the evening (Nux the opposite).

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Painfully swollen haemorrhoids in rectum and anus; pricking at anus with constant discharge of mucus; burning and darting pains at anus; terrible colic, causing cramping up double and great restlessness from or on account of haemorrhoids; blood flows continuously and for a long time from piles, with violent sticking and burning pains in small of back and anus.

Cuprum-ars [Cupr-ar]

Intense burning itching in anus and thighs, (<) at night in bed and when undressing, not (>) by scratching or hard rubbing; scrotum moist and damp; habitual constipation.

Dioscorea [Dios]

Piles, like grapes, around the anus, not bleeding; involuntary discharge of slimy mucus from the anus; darting pain, from old haemorrhoidal tumor, to the liver; black, hard, dry, lumpy stool, last part of it soft, white and mushy, followed by prolapsus; haemorrhoidal tumors of livid color prolapsed, with great pain and distress in them.

Erigeron [Erig]

Bleeding piles, with hard lumpy stools, burning around the margin of the anus, it feels as if torn; small stools streaked

with blood; burning in bowels and rectum.

Ferrum [Ferr]

Piles, copious bleeding or ichorous oozing, tearing pains with itching and gnawing; costiveness, stool hard and difficult, followed by back-ache; protrusion of large piles, (<) at rest.

Graphites [Graph]

Piles, with pain on sitting down or on taking a wide step, as if split with a knife, also violent itching and very sore to the touch; haemorrhoids of the rectum, with burning rhagades at the anus; large haemorrhoidal tumors; protrusion of rectum, without urging to stool, as if the anus were lame; fissure ani, sharp cutting pain during stool, followed by constriction and aching for several hours, worse at night; chronic constipation, with hardness in hepatic region; moist humid eruption on scalp and behind ears; watery leucorrhoea at the time of menstruation; piles accompanied by dizziness.

Hamamelis [Ham]

Haemorrhage from piles, where the loss of a small quantity of blood is followed by PROSTRATION OUT OF PROPORTION TO THE LOSS OF BLOOD; painful and profusely bleeding piles, with burning, soreness, fulness and weight; burning soreness and at times rawness of the anus; weakness and weariness of the back, as if it would break; tumid haemorrhoidal veins, bluish in color, the whole anus encircled by a red erythematous halo; HAEMATURIA; constipation, severe frontal headache, restless nights; pulsation in rectum as if piles would protrude.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

Haemorrhoids from ENGORGEMENT OF THE LIVER, with great abdominal distress, preventing abdominal respiration; protrusion of haemorrhoids, haemorrhage from the rectum, with soft stool; sensation as if bruised in small of back and thighs; great want of vital power of expulsion from the congested condition of the veins in rectum; abdomen swollen and somewhat tender; obstinate constipation.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

EVEN A LIGHT HAEMORRHOIDAL FLOW EXHAUSTS; painful piles; severe burning, smarting pains in rectum before and after stool, with paroxysms of headache and constipation; flatulent colic, accompanied by faintness; catarrh of the bladder, with thick, ropy, mucous sediment in the urine; faintness, goneness, physical prostration; icterus.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Piles bleed profusely; fulness of the veins, full pulse, skin and muscle lax.

Ignatia [Ign]

Contractive sore pain in rectum, like from blind haemorrhoids, one or two hours after stool; stools large or soft, but passed with difficulty; constriction of anus after stool, (<) by standing or sitting, (>) while walking, though renewed and worse by taking the fresh air; sudden sharp stitches in rectum, shooting upward into the body, with every cough; moderate effort at stool causes prolapsus ani; spasmodic constriction of anus, strangulating piles; bleeding during and after stool; haemorrhage and pain (<) when stool is loose; fissura ani; pruritus ani; ulcerated haemorrhoids in rectum.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Stool dry, too large in size, rectum inactive, feels distressed an hour or two before stool; SENSATION AS IF A RED-HOT POKER WERE BEING THRUST UP THE RECTUM, (>) by sitting in cold water; stinging, burning, tearing, itching pain, even after a natural stool, setting patient nearly crazy and depriving him of sleep; haemorrhoids complicating fistula ani, especially in persons suffering from lung troubles; sensation as if anus would be fissured, (>) by horseback exercise or by any pressure on anus.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]

Haemorrhoids with catarrh of stomach and yellow, mucus-coated tongue; sensation of faintness in stomach and dull feeling in head, fearing to lose her senses.

Lachesis [Lach]

Piles PROTRUDING AND STRANGULATED, with stitches upward at each cough or sneeze; sensation as of a plug in the anus; rectum prolapsed or tumefied; beating in the anus as from hammers, worse at climaxis or with drunkards.

Lobelia-infl [Lob]

Copious haemorrhoidal discharge; discharge of black blood after stool; debility; sensation of tightness in the epigastrium and acidity of the stomach; sense of weakness and oppression at the epigastrium, with oppression of the chest.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Varices protrude, painful when sitting; discharge of blood, even with soft stool; itching eruption at the anus, painful to touch; itching and tension at the anus in the evening in bed; continued burning or stitching pain in the rectum; constipation; ineffectual urging from the contraction of the sphincter ani; flatulence; painless haematuria; pain in the sacral region, extending to the thighs, worse rising from a seat; bleeding piles which contain an amount of blood, a far greater quantity of blood than the size of the vein would warrant; piles which do not mature, but from partial absorption of their contents remain as hard, bluish limps; great tendency to excoriations about anus which bleed easily.

Mercurius [Merc]

LARGE BLEEDING, VARICES, WHICH SUPPURATE; haemorrhage after micturition, haematuria, with violent and frequent urging to urinate; prolapsus ani after stool, also if rectum is black and bleeding; pain in sacrum, as after lying on a hard couch; great weakness, with ebullition and trembling from the least exertion (Mercurius biniod., inveterate piles).

Millefolium [Mill]

Haemorrhoids, with profuse flow of blood; chronic blennorrhoea from atony of mucous membranes; great pain.

Muriatic-acid [Mur-ac]

Piles, suddenly, IN CHILDREN; the haemorrhoidal tumors are inflamed, swollen, bluish, with swelling of the anus, sore pains, violent stitches and great sensitiveness to contact, even to the use of paper after stool or of the sheets; prolapsus ani while urinating; piles after confinement.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Varices painful, stinging and humid; protrusion of the rectum; smarting and burning in the rectum; herpes about the anus and on the boundaries of the hair on the nape of neck; stool hard, difficult, or crumbling; anus contracted, anus torn, bleeding,

smarting, burning afterwards; stitches in the rectum; cutting pain in urethra after micturition.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Long-lasting cutting pain in rectum after stool, with haemorrhoidal troubles; old pendulous haemorrhoids that cease to bleed, but become painful to the touch, especially in warm weather; HAEMORRHAGE BRIGHT-RED, NOT CLOTTED, faint from least motion, bleed after every stool; spasmodic tearing during stool from fissures in rectum; HAEMATURIA ACTIVE, shuddering along the spine during micturition and urging afterwards.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Piles, blind or flowing, irregular piles; stitching, burning or itching of the anus; stitches and shocks in the small of the back, with bruised pain, so that the patient is unable to raise himself; frequent constipation, with ineffectual urging to stool, and with sensation as if the anus were closed and constricted; frequent tendency of the blood to the head or abdomen, with distension of the epigastrium and hypochondria; haematuria from suppressed haemorrhoidal flow or menses; ischuria, suppression of urine; backache, must sit up to turn in bed; strangulated piles.

Paeonia-off [Paeon]

Painful ulcer at the anus, with exudation of a foetid moisture; haemorrhoids, with fissures at the anus; intolerable pains when going to stool and afterwards; biting itching in anus, provoking scratching.

Petroleum [Petr]

Piles and fissures at the anus, great itching; scurf on borders of anus; stool insufficient, difficult, hard, in lumps.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Bleeding piles, with severe lancinating pains; BLOOD FLOWS WITH EACH STOOL IN A SMALL STREAM; ulceration of the rectum, with discharge of blood and pus; constipation, faeces slender, long, dry, tough and hard, voided with difficulty; paralysis of lower bowels and sphincter ani; discharge of mucus out of the gaping anus; stinging or itching at anus; (<) evening and night, when lying on back or left side, (>) when lying on right side, from rubbing or after sleeping; needlelike stitches in rectum when not at stool; violent burning in rectum and anus with great exhaustion.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

Bleeding piles, with intolerable pains while sitting, with cramps of upper arm, forearm and wrist.

Physostigma [Phys]

Sphincter ani swollen and rigid; hard lumps, like piles, protruding, very painful, burning and very sensitive; (<) while sitting or walking; desire for stool, with constipation, burning at anus with stool.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Constipation of the aged, or those of weak heart; bleeding piles, fissured rectum; aching in sacrum.

Podophyllum [Podo]

Piles with prolapsus ani and long-standing diarrhoea, worse morning, prolapsus ani, with stool, even from least exertion, following stool, or thick transparent mucus, or mixed with blood; bleeding or non-bleeding piles; flushes up the back, with stool.

Polygonum [Polyg]

Copious stool, followed by a smarting sensation in the anus; straining at stool, with mucous, jellylike discharge.

Psorinum [Psor]

Burning haemorrhoidal tumors; large quantities of blood from rectum, with hard, difficult stool; pain in small of back.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Painful protruding piles, with itching and sticking pains and soreness.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Fissures of the anus, with periodical profuse bleeding from the anus; sore piles protruding after stool, drawing in the back from above downward, pain in the small of the back as if bruised, when keeping quiet; frequent urging to urinate, day and night, with increased secretion; sore, blind haemorrhoids, protruding after stool, with pressing in the rectum, as if everything would come out, (<) at night, from cold, pressure, rest.

Rumex [Rumx]

Sensation as of pressure of stick in rectum; feeling of fulness and hardness in abdomen with rumbling; itching of anus with discharge of offensive flatus; faeces hard, tough, brown; sore and burning pain near sacro-lumbar symphysis.

Sabina [Sabin]

Haemorrhoids with discharge of bright-red blood, causing pain in back, from sacrum to pubis, followed by great lassitude and heaviness.

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.