Vaginal Discharges

Medorrhinum and Thuja are probably the most frequently indicated remedies for discharges. However, others may be more suitable for the patient case picture and symptoms.   
Remedy 
Characteristic 1 
Characteristic 2 
Characteristic 3 
Characteristic 4 
Hepar Sulphuricum 
Blood from uterus 
Offensive Leucorrhoea (smells like old cheese 
  
  
Hydrastis 
Hot, watery discharge from uterus 
Thick yellow, acridshreddy and corroding leucorrhoea < post menses 
Bleeding after coition from vagina that is sore 
  
Kali Bichromicum 
Uterine prolapse < hot weather  
Yellow ropy tenacious leucorrhoea 
  
Menses suppression with urine or red urine 
Natrum Muriaticum 
  
Acrid, watery leucorrhoea. White butt gradually can turn green  
  
White thick leucorrhoea instead of menses 
Sepia 
  
Yellow greenish milky leucorrhoea in large lumps in little girls instead of menses 
Dryness of vagina during coition resulting in bleeding afterwards 
Foul gonorrhoeal with stitches up in the vagina from uterus to naval 
  

Homeopathic Remedies with a key affinity to the Uterus

  
Aurum Muriaticum Natronatum 
Faxinus Americana 
Helonias Dioica 
Ustilago Maydus 
Indurated Cervix 
Tenderness in left inguinal region with bearing down pai, extending down thigh 
Pruritis of vulvae 
Soreness of uterus with pain shooting down thighs 
Metritis – Inflammation of the wall of the uterus 
Fibroids 
Heavy, sore, tender ulcerated uterus 
Fibroids 
Spongy uterus which bleeds easily 
Prolapsed uterus 
  
Prolapse with dragging down sensation in sacral region especially after miscarriage 
Uterus feels drawn into a knot 
Uterus fills up whole pelvis 
Uterus enlarged 
Heavy dragging in pelvis 
Hypertrophy of uterus 
Ossified uterus 
  
  
  

Dyspareunia, Provoked Vestibulodynia and Vaginismus including useful remedies and affinity to these complaints

  
Dyspareunia 
Provoked Vestibulodynia 
Vaginismus 
DefinitionIs pain when women try to begin sexual intercourse or pain during intercourse. Is treated in relation to the pain sensation either Superficial pain or deep pain. 
  
Definition. Is increased sensitivity to pain in the area around the opening of the vagina, making even gentle touch or stimulation painful. It is considered to be the most common cause of Dyspareunia. 
Definition. Involuntary contraction of the muscles around the opening of the vagina in women with no abnormalities identified during examination.  
Causes 
Superficial Pain 
Vaginal area does not secrete enough fluids resulting in vagina feeling dry and inadequate lubrication for intercourse.  
Causes.  
Medical professionals are not sure why it happens; however, it is related to the nerve pathways that conduct pain signals from the vulva and the parts of the brain that process those signals becoming physically changed and extremely sensitive. The muscles in the pelvis may also become tightened, increasing pain sensation.  
  
Causes 
Can occur when a woman has sexual intercourse for the first time or later in life when attempting intercourse whilst emotionally stressed.  
Other Possible Causes 
Increased sensitivity of the genital area to pain (Provoked Vestibulodynia) as the most common cause. 
Inflammation of the genital area, (including herpes) vagina, or Bartholin’s glands. 
Inflammation or infection of the urinary tract 
Injuries in the genital area 
Allergic reaction to contraceptive foams, jellies or latex condoms 
Involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles (vaginismus) 
Rarely a congenital abnormality 
Surgery that narrows the vagina for example to repair post tear during childbirth 
A hymen that interferes with the entry of the penis. 
Symptoms.  
Extreme pain and sensitivity to touch 
Burning sensation after intercourse in the genital area 
Burning sensation after urination 
Chronic pain in the Jaw or pain due to IBS 
Symptoms 
Pain on attempting intercourse 
Fear of intercourse as a result of pain experienced, thus increasing emotional stress 
Fear results in muscles becoming tighter still, thus making intercourse more painful 
Women cannot tolerate tampon insertion due to pain  
Deep Pain 
Infection of the cervix, which uterus or fallopian tubes such as PID which may cause pus or abscesses to form. 
Endometriosis 
Growths in the pelvis (tumours or ovarian cysts) 
Bands of scar tissue (adhesions) between organs in the pelvis which can form after an infection, surgery, or radiation therapy for cancer.  
Note. Radiation therapy can cause both superficial or deep pain due to scar tissues causing the vagina to be less stretchable 
  
  
Symptoms 
Pain in vaginal area during intercourse during foreplay or insertion of the penis. 
  
  
Remedies
CACTUS. As a result of the remedy affiliation with muscular fibres and constrictions Cactus may be beneficial in treating a woman with the above symptoms. In connection with the female, this remedy is indicated to treat constriction in the uterine region, pulsating pain in the uterus and vaginismus.
COFFEA. Coffea supports the stimulation of the functional activity of all organs, thus increasing the nervous and vascular activity. An indication of neuralgia and intolerance to pain could make the remedy ideal to the above symptoms and in relation to the female, Coffea is in dicated where hypersensitivity of the vulva and vagina are present.
HURA. This remedy is indicated when there is pain in the uterus, as if compressed or as if a sharp instrucment were thrust into it, which can be followed by laccinations in the vagina. Interestingly a mind symptom apparent in the proving, which can be related to the symptoms above as a result of the displeasure that can be experienced is ‘imagines she will lose some one dear to her’
LYSSIN. This nosode remedy affects the nervous system, throat and sexual organs where the senses become overacute. In relation with the female, Vaginal pain and oversensitivity renders sex to be painful with consciousness of the uterus and uterine displacements which could be suited to the above symptoms of a patient if present.
PLATINA. For the female requiring this remedy, the female genitals can be hypersensitive and vaginismus can be a symptom present, however, whereas a fear of sexual intercourse can be present as in the symptoms above, for the Platina patient, an increase in sexual appetite may occur, although the pain due to the hypersensitive genital area.

Causticum and Stress Incontinence

In relation to stress incontinence, this complaint is mainly linked to uncontrollable loss of small amounts of urine as a result of an increase in pressure in the abdomen with resultant loss of urine through a weakness in the urinary sphincter. This can be as a result of childbirth in women, pelvic surgery or abnormal positioning of the urethra or uterus. The individual may have stress incontinence issues when coughing, sneezing or lifting heavy objects for example.
The main theme of Causticum is in relation to weakness and progressive loss of muscular and nerve strength resulting in paralysis. The muscles involved are both voluntary and involuntary including that of the bladder which can cause a level of uncertainty in control over the muscles involved.
Key areas of Causticum’s suitability as a possible prescription for someone with stress incontinence include:-

  • Paralysis of bladder.
  • Passing of urine on coughing, walking, blowing nose and sneezing
  • Bed wetting at night
  • Passing urine at slightest excitement
  • Loss of sensibility on passing urine – I.E. incontinence
Interestingly, causticum is indicated for a female in labour with Uterine inertia. Here is another example of the weakness in nerve and muscular strength, that could indicate a possibility of the female having a susceptibility to stress incontinence post childbirth.
As one can see from the above brief outline of Causticum’s keynotes the remedy is a possible similimum in relation to treating the complaint.

Anaemia Symptoms

Mild Anaemia Symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Paleness

Severe Anaemia Symptoms
  • Faintness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased thirst
  • Sweating
  • Weak rapid pulse
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Painful lower leg cramps during exercise
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath

Anaemia due to excessive blood loss
  • Symptoms as above
  • Orthostatic hypotension when blood loss is rapid

Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Symptoms as with mild or severe anaemia
  • Pica

Vitamin Deficiency Amaemia
  • Symptoms as with mild or severe anaemia
  • Malfunction of nerves
  • Tingling (pins and needles)
  • Loss of sensation
  • Muscle weakness

Sinusitis and Remedy Table

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Sinusitis. Remedies and Indicating symptoms

Remedy
Symptom 1
Symptom 2
Symptom 3
Arsenicum album
Thin watery excoriating discharge
Knotty swelling of the nose
Oedematous swelling of the face
Kali Bichromicum
Thick, ropey, greenish, yellow discharge
Pressure or stuffed at root of nose
Loss of smell. (hyposmia)
Silica
Frothy nasal discharge
Inflammation of the eyes
Loss of smell with nose, dry and obstructed
Verbascum thapsus
Coryza with hot lachrymation
Sensation as if parts were crushed
Neuralgia of the face with lachrymation

Useful Pancreatitis Symptoms and Rubrics to Consider (Kent Repertory)

Symptoms
  • Severe abdominal pain in the upper abdomen, below the sternum.
  • Penetrating pain to the back in about 50% of people.
  • Coughing with vigorous movement and deep breathing may worsen the pain
  • Sweaty and fast pulse with rapid shallow breathing.
  • Sudden pain with maximum intensity in minutes with gallstones.

Rubrics to consider
  • P.599, Abdomen, Pain Pancreas
  • P.598, Abdomen, pain, umbilical region
  • P.571, Abdomen, pain, umbilicus, region of
  • P.573, Abdoment, pain, umbilical region, coughing on
  • P.573, Abdomen, pain, hypochondrium, extending to back
  • P.766, respiration, deep, abdomen, from
  • P.762, respiration, accelerated.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient
Symptoms
Calcium
Bone pain and deformities. Greater likelihood of fractures (due to bone thinning or osteoporosis), muscle spasms and tooth discolouration and greater susceptibility to painful tooth decay.
Folate (folic acid)
Fatigue and weakness (due to anaemia)
Iron
Fatigue and weakness (due to anaemia)
Magnesium
Muscles spasms
Niacin
Diarrhoea, skin disorders, confusion (pellagra), and sore tongue.
Protein
Tissue swelling (edema) usually in legs: dry skin; and hair loss
Vitamin A
Night blindness
Vitamin B1
Pins and needles sensation, especially in the feet and heart failure
Vitamin B2
Sore tongue and cracks at edge of mouth
Vitamin B12
Fatigue and weakness (due to anaemia), pins and needles sensation and confusion
Vitamin C
Weakness and bleeding gums
Vitamin D
Bone thinning and bone pain
Vitamin K
Tendency to bruise and bleed