Hard, dry, knotty; no desire. Even a soft stool is passed with difficulty. Great straining. Evacuation preceded by painful urging long before stool, and then straining at stool- Alumina
Constipation; stools hard, dry, as if burnt; seem too large-Bryonia
Constipation; stool at first hard, then pasty, then liquid- Calcarea
Constipation of infants during dentition; only passing small quantity; STOOLS KNOTTY, like sheep's dung, Mag Mur
Crumbling at verge of anus.-Mag mur
Constipation; stool dry, crumbling. [AM. M.; MAG. M.]-Nat mur
Obstinate constipation; no desire to go to stool. Round, hard, black balls. Faeces protrude and recede-Opium
Adheres to rectum, like soft clay. Sticky stool. Constipation of travelers, who are constantly changing food and water-platina
Stools large, heavy and painful. Pain in whole perineum. No desire until a large accumulation. After great straining only partially expelled; recedes, crumbles at verge of anus. [MAG. MUR.]-Sanicula
Stool comes down with difficulty; when partly expelled, recedes again.
Constipation always before and during menses; .-Silica
Constipation; large, hard stools;
Feeling of a ball in rectum; cannot strain; with great tenesmus and pains shooting UPWARD.
Dark-brown, round balls glued together with mucus.-Sepia
Frequent, unsuccessful desire; hard, knotty, insufficient. Child afraid on account of pain- Bryonia
Redness around the anus, with itching.-Sulphur
Constipation, with violent rectal pain, causing stool to recede. [SIL.; SANIC.]-Thuja
Long, narrow, hard, like a dog's-Phos-
Ineffectual urging. Stool hard, difficult, small, incomplete-lyco
Constipation, with frequent ineffectual urging, incomplete and unsatisfactory; feeling as if part remained unexpelled.
Absence of all desire for defecation is a contra- indication.-nux vom
Hard, tough, covered with mucus; shines like grease; small-shaped; expelled with much straining, or only on standing up.-Caust