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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 8


If it be caused by windiness, there is flatulence in the intestines and rumbling, and the flatulence moves from one side to the other; if a finger be put on it, no undulation (?)562 is felt, neither is heaviness present, but lightness compared to the other varieties. If it be caused by wateriness, the scrotum increases in size, accompanied by heaviness, and brightness;563 if you take hold of it with your fingers and feel the watery fluid in it, which yields to the touch, and does not yield when it is (?) flatulence then the sufferer is disposed to dropsy. If it be caused by fleshiness, the testicles increase without pain, or imposthume, together with a certain hardness, and when handled, hard flesh is felt round about them.