Retention from shock. In the new born it is the principle remedy. The child cries and is restless.
Retention from cold, especially in children, with much crying and restlessness.
Retention or suppression with pressure in bladder, or stitches in kidney region.
Painful, anxious urging to urinate.
Retention, with agonized tossings and extreme anxiety (Arsenicum). Ailments from chill, fright, injury, operation.
Retention of urine in nursing infants. ‘It is queer how the old women knew, long before Apis was proved, that when the little new- born baby did not pass its water they could find a cure by going out to the bee-hive and catching a few bees, over which they poured hot water, and of which they gave the baby a teaspoonful. for.” Kent.
Retention or suppression-with thirstlessness.
Characteristics: pains stinging: with thirstlessness and intolerance of heat.
Urine retained from fright (Aconite).
Urine suppressed: passes with difficulty.
Cannot strain to urinate: retention. Acceleration muscles are in a state of paresis (see Causticum, Conium, etc.).
Paralytic atony of bowels and bladder after laparotomy (Aconite, Arnica).
Strangury and retention from excessive use of tobacco.
Guiding symptoms may be:-
Great fear, and the fear remains.
Placid: says nothing ails him (Arnica)
Imagines that parts swell, and that he is going to burst (Pareira).
Retention of urine from over-exertion.
Frequent attempts to urinate.
Has to wait a long time for urine to pass.
Bladder affections after mechanical injuries
Urine retained after labour. (Compare Aconite)
Bladder feels over filled, ineffectual urging.
Arnica is bruised: sore; weary.’Bed too hard.”.
“Has two kinds of paralysis of bladder: one affects the muscles of expulsion and urine is retained, the other the sphincter, when urine is passed involuntarily.”
Paralysis of bladder after urine has been too long retained, with inability to pass it.
“Rhus and Causticum are the two great remedies for paralytic weakness of the muscles from being overstrained, or overstrained and chilled.” Kent.
Typical Causticum is better on warm, wet days.
Nux vomica [Nux-v]
Urine retained in the bladder after drinking beer. Spasmodic retention: discharged drop by drop.
Painful, ineffectual urging to urinate.
Paralysis of bladder: urine dribbles.
Nux is excitable; irritable: oversensitive.
Chilly if he uncovers or moves.
Retention of urine: flows in fits and starts.
Violent pain in back every time before urinating: retention, gets into position to pass urine, but waits a great while before it comes (Lycopodium) accompanied by characteristic pain in back, which ceases when the water flows.
Inability to pass urine, with constant bearing down: supports abdomen with hands.
In children, urging with inability to pass water. they cry and grasp abdomen.
Often, brick dust or red sand in urine.
Children wake “ugly”; cross and crying.
The Lycopodium cravings are for sweets, for hot drinks.
Afternoon aggravation of symptoms.
Natrum mur. [Nat-m]
Slowing down of action of bladder. Must wait before urine will start (compare Lycopodium); then it comes slowly, dribbles.
If anyone is present cannot pass his urine: cannot pass it in a public place.
Typical Nat. mur. can weep easily-but no one must see. Irritable with sympathy (reverse of Pulsatilla). Often a craving for salt; and not well at the seaside.
Intermittent flow of urine with cutting after micturition.
The urine stops and starts. Strains to expel urine, gets tired and stops. Stream stops, and without pressure starts again-two or three times during urination. Irregular muscular action while passing urine.
Suppression or retention: or urine passes drop by drop.
Much difficulty in passing a small quantity.
Urine flows in a feeble stream, or in drops. Spasmodic retention or involuntary passage.
Retention after shock, parturition, in congestion of brain. (Compare Arnica, Aconite, with anguish and tossing; Belladonna, twitching and dry heat.)
When a little urine has collected, a sudden, painful, violent urging, with clutching at neck of bladder.
Belladonna burns and throbs: has intense dry heat. (Typically) pupils dilated; thirst for cold drinks, especially lemonade: starts and jerks in sleep: can’t stand least jar.
Atony of bladder: no desire to urinate and no power to do so. Seems to have lost all control over power to emit. (Comp. Causticum)
Paralysis of bladder: atony in old persons; or great, desire but passes no urine.
Urination scanty: passed difficulty, with burning during discharge.
Probably with the Arsenicum chilliness, restlessness and anxiety.
Great desire to pass urine: fancies quarts will come away, but the greatest difficulty to pass any. Must get on knees, pressing head against floor, and remain, forcing, till sweats profusely: then, in ten to twenty minutes, urine dribbles away with great pain.
Strangury with bursting feeling in bladder.
Retention, sensation that urine could not be passed for narrowness of urethra.
Better after drinking vinegar.
Kidneys secrete less or no urine: especially in acute diseases, and of children.
Great desire, though secretion suppressed.
Rigor during urination.
“An absolute stand-by for renal convulsions.”.
Retention of urine, causing pain.
Retention: passes none or only a drop or two Constant tenesmus: sits and strains without relief.
Urinary organs and genitalia are in a state of inflammation and irritation: even to threatened gangrene.
The intensity and rapidity are the features of this remedy. Kent.
Cystitis: high fever: gastric derangement: excruciating pain and inability to pass a drop of urine: or passes drop by drop a dark- brown, fetid urine with gravel-like sediment.
Restless, fidgety, hurried. Jerking and twitching.
Hysterical: lacks control.
“Keeps hands busy.”
Spasmodic retention of urine (? gonorrhoea).
Suppression of urine.
Retained urine from atony of bladder.
Violent burning and cutting in bladder.
A feature of Terebinth is the haemorrhages from kidneys and bladder.
Spasms from any attempt to urinate.