Bowel Obstruction

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What is Bowel Obstruction?

Intestinal obstruction is a partial or complete blockage of the bowel that results in the failure of the intestinal contents to pass through.

What is it like to have Bowel Obstruction?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Hydroxyzine
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol, Gabapentin
Amitriptyline, Quetiapine, Zolpidem
Iron supplement, Armodafinil, Codeine-Acetaminophen
Bupropion, Amitriptyline, Venlafaxine

What do patients take to treat Bowel Obstruction and its symptoms?


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Who has Bowel Obstruction on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 120 patients have this condition
  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 7 say Bowel Obstruction is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 12
30s 18
40s 29
50s 25
60s 14
70+ 3


Distribution of females vs. males

73% Females
27% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 52
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Bowel Obstruction patients who have completed their condition history
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