Large and soft, but passed with difficulty; Sometimes whitish; Involuntary.
Pressing and ineffectual desire for stool.
Violent urging, more in the upper intestines and epigastrium than in the anus; the desire is actively felt, and yet only a little matter escapes, although it may be soft. The least effort causes prolapse of the rectum. Haemorrhoids protrude and bleed.
Painful constriction of the anus, worse while standing; Stinging in the anus extending into the rectum; Dull pain in the rectum as if it was distended with gas; Long-standing desire for stool. Haemorrhoids.
[Feeling of emptiness or goneness in the stomach, not relieved by eating, with flat state and languor in the limbs; excessive flatulence; gastralgia with stinging pains; sensation of itching and crawling in the rectum as from pin-worms. Nervous and hysterical symptoms in females of mild, but easily excited nature.] Aggravation from cold or from carriage-riding.
Constipation of a paralytic origin.
Dr. Dunham writes : The evacuation of faeces is difficult, because of a seeming inactivity of the rectum; cannot make a violent effort to expel them without danger of eversion and prolapsus of the rectum.
Bertholdi writes : The constipation, often very painful, to which pregnant women are subject, is cured, when it does not proceed from a too sedentary habit of life, by means of Nux vom. and Ignatia, remedies which we alternate with success.
This remedy is also recommended for the constipation accompanying fissure of the anus, and in nervous troubles with spasms.