Dry and large; Retarded and difficult because excrements are so large.
Feeling of anguish and distress for an hour or two before stool; Rectum inactive; Unsuccessful desire; White mucous discharge.
Rectum feels too weak to expel the faeces; [Protrusion and distension of the haemorrhoids with pricking and burning.]
Itching about the anus : [Severe lancinating, tearing and cutting pains in the anus; Violent pain in the small of the back as if broken.]
Kafka recommends Kali carb. for women whose abdominal organs are very weak, in consequence of frequent miscarriages or multiple and difficult labors; when, on account of the inactivity due to abdominal pressure, the evacuations only occur with great difficulty.
Willmar Schwabe gives this remedy when the patient suffers from night sweats (Natrum mur., on the contrary, has diurnal sweats).
P. K., a married man, aged 36 years, consulted me Sept. 23, 1850. He complained of cardiac palpitation, of a feeling of distension in the breast, constipation and night sweats. I gave Kali c., for a week. On Sept. 30th there was an improvement in the palpitations and constipation, but the night sweats still persisted; the remedy was given at longer intervals and by Oct. 14th the cure was complete. -Dr. John Epps.
[Dr. Stens : Stools only every eight to ten days of very large lumps. Kali carb. 30. ]