This is a case of right sided renal calculi measuring 4.95mm, in a female of 45 years. The patient came to see me on 20th April, 2018. She presented with dull pain in right flank since three days, associated with nausea, bloating and pain in calves. She had been having pain off and on for a month and came to me when the pain had increased.
Other symptoms were: Sensation of burning and dryness in vagina and urethra, with a feeling as if pepper has been spread over the area. Burning sensation in stomach. Occasional episodes of breathlessness. Palpitations <exertion Blockage of right nostril < change of temperature. Right sided headaches <sun ,< coffee ,>pressure Dryness of mouth. Right sided sciatica < bending forwards, <walking, >standing, > Typhoid – 10Ørest.
PAST HISTORY:plmonary tuberculosis (right lung),appendectomy,recurrent urinary and vaginal infections, Dengue.
PHYSICAL GENERALS: Appetite: voracious eater. Desires sour, spicy, dark chocolates, coffee, wine. Thirst is unquenchable for large quantities of cold water.Wakes up with a parched mouth at night. Sweats: face, chest, back.
Stool- D1-2; constipated mostly; ineffectual urging with hard stools. Urine- frequent and ineffectual urging; urine trickles when she attempts to pass it; dark coloured urine; dysuria with bloated feeling in abdomen; increased frequency at night. Sleeps on back, refreshing. Thermal reaction- HOT / Side affinity- Right
PATIENT AS A PERSON:
Hobbies- Working out in the gym, travelling, trekking, reading.
Menses: Cycle- 30-35 days, last 3-4 days PMS- pain in the region of right ovary.Bloating and pain in legs.
Fear of darkness ,Loves nature and thunderstorms. Desire to buy food articles even when not hungry.
Palms warm and sweaty.
PRESCRIPTION BRYONIA ALBA (in ascending LM potencies).
BASIS OF PRESCRIPTION Hot and thirsty for large quantities. Right sided Intolerance to heat and sun.Dryness of mucous membrane. Gourmand. On observation it was seen that the patient was holding the painful part and was walking very carefully so as to avoid any sudden and jerky movement. During the case taking itshe reported that she could not drive the car fast as any jerk caused by a bumpy road would aggravate her pains.
The patient was treated with Bryonia from April 20th, 2018 and was tested for the second time on July 3, 2018, when it was found there were no longer any calculi. In addition, dysuria improved, vaginal dryness and burning improved, urine did not trickle any longer, sciatica was much better and she rarely got any episode of pain.
Also, no headaches