What Is a Menstrual Period

(Absence of flow)

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Absence of menses  Fr.P. (65)
 Absence of menses, even when child ceases to nurse  Sep (36)
 Absences, or suppressed mentsrual flow  C.Si (174)
 Almost no menstrual flow during the puberty, but cough with great pallor  Fr.M. (69)
 At all no flow, only a leucorrhoea  Fr.M. (69)
 Cough, chronic instead of menstrual flow  Snc (208)
 Delayed, the first mense, in girls  Grp (62)
 Delayed, the first mense, until she is 18/20 years of age  Mng (194)
 Delayed, or suppressed, in chlorotic girls, very late  Grp (62)
 Every, two or three months, in chlorotic girls  Pul (2)
 Face, bloated with, sp. upper eyelids  Kl.C. (21), Apc (123)
 Girls, approach puberty, but flow does not appear  Zin (31)
 Late and scanty menses  Arm (67)
 Loquacity, excessive with  Str (19)
 Obesity, tendency with  Grp (62)
 Retarded menstruation  Tub (116)
 Suppressed menses  Thr (212), Con (29)
 Suppressed menses, 2/3 months  Pul (2)
 Suppressed menses, for months, in anaemic nervous women  Fr.M (69), Ars (15)
 Suppresses menses, for many months and bleeding from nose instead of flow  Snc (208)
 Suppressed menses, by putting hand in cold water  Ldf (191)
 Suppressed menses, by getting feet wet  Pul (2), Rhs (16)
 Suppressed menses, from over exertion or over heat  Cyc (136)
 Suppressed menses, from slightest disturbances  Sul (10)
 Suppressed menses, in plethoric women  Brn (3)
 Suppressed or scanty menses Arg (68)
 Unable to mense, due to poor quality of blood, anaemic  Pul (2), Kl.C. (21)
 Unable to menstruate, due to weakness, complaints relieved with flow  Zin (31)
 Unable to menstruate for months  Sil (13)
 Weakness, general with amenorrhoea or dysmenorrhoea  Zin (31), Tub (116)

(Scanty flow)

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Associated with spasm, also in child birth, or after pain  Cup (59)
 Associated with spasmodic pain, intermittent  Clp (38)
 Associated with feebleness  Zin (31)
 Associated with weakness after flow, can hardly, stand, walk or talk  Coc (28)
 Associated with, weakness after flow, exhausted,must sit down to rest  Alm (97)
 Associated with weakness, general  Zin (31), Tub (116)
 Bloated face, sp. upper lid with  Kl.C. (21), Ape (123)
 Changeable nature of, stops, flows and stops and so on  Pul (2)
 Delayed or irregular flow  Pul (2), Cl.P. (12) Grp (62), Kl.C. (21) Zin (31), Tub (116)
 Every, two weeks at, scanty  Cl.P (12), Pit (34)
 Every, two or three months, chlorotic  Pul (2)
 Excessive, loquacity with  Str (19)
 Flow only, when moving about in open air  Pul (2)
 In gouty subjects, dysmenorrhoea  Led (91)
 In shallow girls, most violent dysmenorrhoea  Sep (36)
 Obesity, tendency with  Grp (62)
 Painful, back to uretus  (Viburnum)
 Painful, bearing down  Bel (if)
 Painful, colicky  Pul (2), Cof (26) Chm (23)
 Painful, crampy  Mg.P. (81)
 Painful, darting from side to side  Act (39)
 Painful gradual  Plt (34)
 Painful, griping  Coc (28)
 Painful, spasmodic  Bel (17), Clp (38) Cup (59)
 Painful, sudden Bel (17)
 Relief, in cool open air  Pul (2)
 Relief, warm application from  Mg.P. (81)
 Relief, with flow, beginning by  Mg.P. (81), Zin (31)

Nature of flow

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Black and clotted  Cyc (136)
 Black large clots  Cof (26)
 Black and offensive  Cr.A. (55)
 Changeable  Pul (2)
 Dark  Coc (28)
 Dark, very  Chm (25)
 Dark, clotted  Pul (2), Ign (27) Rhs (16)
 Dark, foul, stringy  Crc (110)
 Intermittent, stops, starts and stops again  Pul (2)
 Membranous tissue in menstrual flow  Rhs (16), Bor (111) Can (24)
 Offensive  Bel (17)
 Offensive, black  Cr.A. (55)
 Pale coloured  Alm (97)
 Watery, thin  Pul (2)
 Watery, scarcely more than a leucorrhoea  Pul (2)

(Troubled flow)

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 As if, she would die, sinks down with every menstrual flow, irrespective of quantity of flow  Cr.A. (55)
 As if, menses would appear, constant feeling, in nervous women, whole month  Plt (34), Pul (2)
 As if, menses would appear, pressing in genitalia, or drawing  Mr.A. (51), Med (195)
 Associated with, breast, painful  Pul (2), Lcn (94) Con (29)
 Associated with, convulsion  Hys (18), Syp (210)
 Associated with, puffiness, cannot wear shoes  Pul (2)
 Associated with, rawness and swelling upon thigh and genitals  Krs (93)
 Associated with, soreness, in both groins  Brn (3)
 Associated with, soreness great, in abdomen, before and during menses  Pod (73)
 Associated with, vomiting and nausea during menses  Lac (20)
 Back pain with, lumbar, sacrum and in coccyx, during menses  As.I. (158)
 Bleeding, from nose, sp. if mens appear  Phs (35), Amb (140)
 Bearing down, in uterine region  Kl.C. (21)
 Boring, in the left ovary with  Lac (20), Zin (31)
 Bruised, sore feeling with  Aps (23)
 Burning, in the roof of mouth  Nt.S. (76)
 Burning, in the sacrum and hips during menses  Med (195)
 Burning, restless relieved by warm application  Ars (15)
 Burning, in vagina, discharge red and excoriating with  Sul (10), Cl.P. (12)
 Colicky, griping, better by hard pressure  Col (103)
 Cold, feeling in head, during menses  Mg.C. (78)
 Cold, icy, band and feet, during menses  Phs(35)
 Crampy, in abdomen, faint spells  Nx.V. (7)
 Drowsy, apathetic state, during menses  Gls (56)
 Drawing, in sacrum, as if menses would come  Med (195)
 Every two weeks, menstrual period returns  Plt (34), Cl.P. (12)
 Flows only, at night, accompanied with serious cramp  Mg.M. (80)
 Flows only, at night, in absence of uterine pain  Mg.C (78)
 Flow only, when lying, ceases on sitting or walking  Krs (93), Mg.C. (78)
 Flows only, when moving, ceases when stopped walking  Lil (193)
 Girls, young, go on for years with menstrual difficulties and despair  Vr.A. (58)
 Head, throbbing about with  Gin (121)
 Hysteria, due to suppressed menses  Asf (125) (Arte-misa)
 Mania, due to suppressed menses  Vr.A. (58)
 Menses, absent, even when child ceases to nurse  Sep (36)
 Menses,come on, when child is nursing  Cl.P (12), Cl.C. (11)
 Nausea and vomiting, during mense  Lac (20)
 Palpitation, during menses  Bov (137)
 Pain, abdomen in, during menses  Nt.S. (76), Pod (73)
 Pain, back and limbs in, tearing  Cst (60)
 Pain, back and in ovarian region  Ldf(191)
 Pain, boring, in left ovary  Lac (20), Zin (31)
 Pain, boring in vertex  Lac (20)
 Pain labour like, during menses  Kl.S. (95), Ign (27) Cl.P. (12), Rhs (16) Cyc (136)
 Pain, ovary in the, worse left side  Zn.P. (216)
 Pain, ovary, uterus, with hysterical excitement, relief as soon as a flow starts  Zin (31)
 Pain, shooting, from right to left  Lyc (9)
 Pain, stitching, upward in the vagina  Sep (36)
 Pain, stinging, with sore bruised feeling  Aps (23)
 Pain, tearing, back and limbs in  Cst (60)
 Rawness and swelling upon thigh and genitalia  Krs (93)
 Sadness, and weeping during menses  N. Si. (204)
 Soreness, in both groins  Brn (3)
 Soreness, great in abdomen, before and during menses  Pod (73)
 Violent, crampy in groin and uterus  Cl.P. (12)

Nature of flow

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Acrid, copious and clotted  Nt.S. (76)
 Acrid, clotted, scanty or profuse  Mr S. (5)
 Acrid, pale, light red  Mr.S. (5)
 Acrid, thick, menses  Car (217)
 Bright red, copious clotted and frequent  Zn.P. (216)
 Clotted, acrid, scanty or profuse  Nt.S. (76), Mr.S. (5)
 Clotted, acid, pale  Mr.S. (5)
 Clotted, bright red, copious, frequent  Zn P. (216)
 Clotted, dark, even black, with much fluid blood  Plt (34)
 Clots, dark and copious  Rhs (16), Cl.P. (12)
 Clots, large black, expelled by labour-like pain  Ccs (180)
 Clots, small dark, scanty, mixed with  Grp (62)
 Copious acrid and clotted  Nt.S. (76)
 Copious and clotted flow for about ten days, and then oozing till next flow  Kl.C. (21)
 Dark, better in cool air, scanty  Pul (2)
 Dark, better-not in cool air, scanty  Cyc (136)
 Dark, even black, and clotted, with much fluid blood  Plt (34)
 Dark, even black, putrid and small clots and considerable serum with  Cr.V. (8)
 Dark, patient is cross  Chm(25)
 Dark, pitchy  Bis (92)
 Dark, with uterine spasm, limbs tremble  Coc (28)
 Excoriates the thighs, the discharges from vagina  Iod (86)
 Excoriating thighs, and corroding linen  Iod (86)
 Excoriating, producing rawness and swelling upon thighs and genitals  Krs (93)
 Fits and starts, flows by, sometimes stronger, and sometimes weaker  Sad (144)
 Gushes, instead of continuously, with sore throat and breast  Lcn (94)
 Light red, pale, acrid and clotted  Mr.S. (5)
 Membranous, causing her to suffer Kl.B. (22)
 Pale, acrid, clotted, scanty or profuse  Mr.S. (5)
 Pale, late and watery  Ldf (191)
 Pale, late, short and scanty  Grp (62)
 Pale, watery, debilitating, too soon  Fr.M. (69)
 Oozing, all the time, a little blood, so that menstrual period is prolonged  Cr.V. (8)
 Oozing blood, after confinement, that ought to be stopped immediately Cr.V. (8)
 Oozing, continuous, and at every little gush, the woman thinks she would faint  Ipc (46)
 Oozing flow of blood, between menstrual period  Bov (137)
 Oozing, til] next flow, after initial copious dotted flow for about ten days  Kl.C. (21)
 Too early, the menses  Clm (109), Sen (141)
 Too early and too short with profuse sweat  Thj(107)
 Too early, too profuse, with bearing down in uterine region  Stn (32)
 Too early, too profuse, with drawing limbs  Spn (115)
 Too early, too profuse, and then generally of short duration  Plt (34)
 Too early and too profuse, with fever and headache  Rhd (89)
 Too early, too profuse, too long lasting watery and debilitating  Fr.M. (69)
 Too early and too long lasting  Cof (26)
 Too early, or too late and scanty  Kl.S. (95)
 Too frequent, copious with painful mammae  Pht (120)
 Too late, with painful bearing down, a few days previous  Sad (144)
 Too late, pale and watery  Ldf (191)
 Too late, scanty and of short duration  Grp (62)
 Too long lasting, does not stop before the next period  Sab (40)
 Too long lasting, few days early and too copious  Nx.V. (1)
 Too profous with dysuria  Cn.S. (128)
 Too short lasting, too late and scanty  Grp (62)
 Too short, and too early, preceded by profuse sweat  Thj (107)

Relation with flow

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Flow between the pains  Am.C. (117), Mg.C. (78)
 Flow, of blood, between the periods  C.Si. (174)
 Flow more profuse, greater the pain  Act (39)
 Pains, continue with flow  Plt (34)
 Pains, following the discharge,menstrual  Grp (62)
 Pains, relieved when flow starts  Lac (20), Mos (200)
 Pains, several hours before flow and relieved after flow established  Cl.P. (12)

(Excessive flow)

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Anaemic subjects  Fr.M. (69)
 Better, complaints, after flow  Nx.V. (1)
 Better, complaints, in cool open air  Sab (40)
 Can hardly speak, flow weakening  Cr.A. (55)
 Cold, feet and knees with  Cl.C. (11)
 Coldness, great of body, yet wants cold air  Led (91)
 Everything, seems open and loose  Sec (37)
 Face, firy red with  Fr.M. (69)
 Faint spell, frequent with  Nx.V. (1), Ign (27) Chn (7)
 Flow, active, dark liquid  Sec (37)
 Flow, every two weeks  (Trillium)
 Flow, every three weeks, lasting for a week  Cl.C. (11)
 Flow, lasting for ten days, copious  Kl.C. (21)
 Flow, lasting for ten days, or fifteen days, blood clotted  Nx.M. (83)
 Flow, lasting long, too profuse and too early  Rhs (16), Med (195) Tub (116)
 Flow, lasting long, one flow prolonged to another  Nx.V. (1)
 Flow, passive, pain and swelling, finger joints with  Clp (38)
 Flow, passive, pain and irritation in ovaries  (Ustilago)
 Flow, weakening  Fr.M.(69) Cr.A. (55), Plt (34)
 Haemorrhagic, uterine, following abortion  Bel (17), Kl.C. (21)
 Haemorrhagic, flow before menses sp. when nursing child  Cl.P. (12), Cl.C. (11) Sil (13)
 Pain, back, down to thigh  Act (39)
 Pain, back from to pubes  Sab (40)
 Pain, irritation with, in ovaries  (Ustilago)
 Pain, severe, pressing  Act (39)
 Sense of internal trembling and weakness  Clp (38)
 Sensitive to touch, faints during intercourse  Plt (34)
 Worse, at night  Bov (137)
 Worse, between periods  Amb (140), Sil (13)
 Worse, by slightest motion  Sec (37)

Nature of flow

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Copious, bright red, with clots  Bel (17), Sab (40)
 Copious, dark clots  Chm (25)
 Copious, with great coldness of body yet wants cold air  Led (91)
 Dark, clotted  Plt (34), Kl.C. (21)
 Dark, liquid, active  Sec (37)
 Dark, liquid, passive  Clp (38)
 Dark, partially clotted  Bel (17), Sab (40)

(Uterine haemorrhage between menstrual periods)

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 After, abortion incessant  Kl.C. (21)
 After delivery  (Cinnamonum)
 Breathing heavy with  Ipc (46)
 Burning, across sacrum with  Cr.V. (8)
 Coldness, of the face with  Chn (7)
 Dysuria, with  (Mitchella) (Erigeron)
 Faint feeling in epigastrium (Trillium)
  Pain, typical, with  Sab (40)
 Pale, waxy women, incessant uterine, haemorrhage  Kl.C. (21)
 Trembling, internal, with  Clp (38)

Nature of flow

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Almost stopped and fresh up again  Krs (93)
 Bright red, coagulating rapidly  Bel (17)
 Bright red, copious, followed by watery oozing  Alt (153)
 Bright red, gushing out by least motion  (Tritium)
 Bright red, hot, coagulates quickly  Bel (17)
 Bright red, lumps with  Cof (26)
 Bright red, pain unattended with  Mil (199)
 Bright red, partly fluid, partly clotted  (Ustilago)
 Bright red, profuse  Ipc (46)
 Dark, clotted, cold face with  Chn (7)
 Dark, clotted, occur in paroxysm  Sab (40), Chm (25)
 Dark, foul, stringy  Crc (110)
 Dark, intermittent  Krs (93)
 Dark, lumps, black with  Cof (26)
 Dark, passive, and liquid  Clp (38), Sec (37)
 Dark, stringy, foul  Crc (110)
 Fits and starts in  (Erigeron)
 Oozing, haemorrhage from uterus  Cr.V. (8)
 Paroxysm in  Sab (40), Chm (25)
 Worse, by excitement  Amb (140)
 Worse, by extra efforts  Amb (140)
 Worse, by least motion  Cof (26), (Trillium)
 Worse, while walking  Alt (153)

(Final cessation of flow at climacteric)

Symptom Abbreviation (Drug No.)
 Burning, feet with  Sul (10), Sl.A (53)
 Face, puffed and red with  (Amyl-nitrite)
 Face, pale, with hot vertex  Lac (20)
 Feeling, of load on chest with  (Strontia carb)
 Glands, axillary, enlarged with  Bel (17)
 Haemorrhage, during climaxis  (Ustillago)
 Haemorrhage, post climacteric  (Vinca-minor)
 Haemorrhage, preceding climaxis  Nx.V. (1)
 Heat, on crown with  Sul (10), Sl.A. (53)
 Hot, flushed face  (Amyl-nitrite)
 Hot, palms and soles, red cheek  Sng (49)
 Hot, perspiration with  Sep (36)
 Hot, vertex, pale face with  Lac (20)