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the hypochondriac region be not hard. Otherwise it is not a good symptom.
A strong heat about the stomach and cardialgia are bad symptoms
In acute fevers, spasms, and strong pains about the bowels are
In fevers, frights after sleep, or convulsions, are a bad symptom.
In fevers, a stoppage of the respiration is a bad symptom, for
it indicates convulsions.
When the urine is thick, grumoss, and scanty in cases not free
from fever a copious discharge of thinner urine proves beneficial.
Such a discharge more commonly takes place when the urine has had
a sediment from the first, or soon after the commencement.
When in fevers the urine is turbid, like that of a beast of burden,
in such a case there either is or will be headache.
In cases which come to a crisis on the seventh day, the urine
has a red nubecula on the fourth day, and the other symptoms accordingly.
When the urine is transparent and white, it is bad; it appears
principally in cases of phrenitis.
When the hypochondriac region is affected with meteorism and borborygmi,
should pain of the loins supervene, the bowels get into a loose and
watery state, unless there be an eruption of flatus or a copious evacuation
of urine. These things occur in fevers.
When there is reason to expect that an abscess will form in joints,
the abscess is carried off by a copious discharge of urine, which
is thick, and becomes white, like what begins to form in certain cases
of quartan fever, attended with a sense of lassitude. It is also speedily
carried off by a hemorrhage from the nose.
Blood or pus in the urine indicates ulceration either of the kidneys
or of the bladder.
When small fleshy substances like hairs are discharged along with
thick urine, these substances come from the kidneys.