Intestinal colic is a cramp-like pain that originates in the small or large intestine.
CAUSES OF INTESTINAL COLIC
It is caused by a blockage that keeps food and liquid from passing through the body. Blockages can occur due to:
- The formation of scar tissue from previous abdominal or pelvic surgery
- Inflammatory intestinal disorders like Crohn’s disease
- Impacted feces
- Inflamed or infected diverticula, which are the pouches that form on the wall of the colon
- Cancerous tumors
SYMPTOMS OF INTESTINAL COLIC
- Inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal distension
Intestinal colic is due to distension and spasm of the bowel. Spasm in the small intestines is characteristically twisting and paroxysmal in nature. Its pain refers to the epigastrium or umbilical region. Colic of the colon is referred to the hypogastria. The palpating hand can appreciate the hardening of the bowel. Relief from pressure distinguishes it from peritonitis. At times, it is a accompanied by diarrhoea.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR INTESTINAL COLIC
PLUMBUM MET-Useful for excessive colic that spreads all over the abdomen. Sensation of abdominal wall is being retracted.There is severe constipation, stools hard and lumpy. It is very useful in inteswtinal obstruction, intussusceptions and hernia.
CARBO VEG-Useful for gaseous distension with wind colic, relived by belching.
COLOCYNTHIS -Useful for agonizing, cutting pain in the abdomen; intestines feel bruised. Colic appears after anger, from humiliation. Least food or drink brings on dysenteric stool. Colic is better by bending double.
MERC SOL-Usefull for stabbing pain in the abdomen with flatulent distension with dysenteric stools.
CHAMOMILLA- Usefull for distended abdomen.There is spells of flatulent colic, especially after anger, cutting wind colic, aggravated at night, better by warm applicatioin.