Dysuria – A Case of Dysuria – Plumbum

The patient is an obese lady (HK__), age 46, presented the following symptoms of Dysuria (on 25.6.2002):

– For the past 6 – 7 years she was suffering from dysuria, used to pass very scanty and deep yellow urine once during 24 hours.
– Constitution fatty.
– Copious perspiration, body cold and clammy.
– Cramps in calves. Quantity and color of urine improved. Intermittently she now passes urine twice on some days.

28 – 9 – 2002
After taking medicine for a few days after 19 – 7 – 02 the output of urine became so copious that she became unable to hold the urine. It started passing involuntarily. As such she stopped taking further doses. She was instructed in advance to stop taking the medicine if she feels any kind of aggravation; because she is a resident of New Delhi and I live in Dehra Dun.

On stopping the medicine the output of urine became normal after a few days; which is continuing so now.

Fatness, tendency to perspire and the calcaneal pain still persisting; for which further treatment is continued.

Logic for prescribing Plumbum:

Since the lady was suffering for the past 6 – 7 years and all the treatment (Allopathic) failed to improve her output of urine in the least due to the function of her kidneys has slowed down a lot that is why she was passing scanty urine only once in whole 24 hours. Plumbum has this quality in its pathogenesis, as quoted by the masters.

Dr. Kent points out that Plumbum has marked slow down of all the functions.

HERING C., in Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica, Plumbum (Urinary Organs) says: || Complete suppression of urine.

CLARKE J. H., in Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica says under Plumbum metallicum – (Urinary organs) :
– Retention of urine.
– Difficult emission of urine, only drop by drop, dark coloured, scanty, albuminous.
The outcome of the prescription is the proof of its affinity.