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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 5


These are the external causes of rupture: — labour, much shouting, jumping, especially after food when the belly is full; excessive sexual intercourse, riding an unsafe horse immediately after food, laborious coughing and an overviolent sneeze. Another559 cause thereof is the semen breaking away for expulsion and being prevented by some cause, and stretching the sinews by which it is propelled towards the testicles, and causing the sinews of the latter to swell, which produces the same disease: it is also caused by prolonged constipation and by the retention of flatulence, as in the disease called colica passio.