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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Bowel Obstruction and its symptoms?

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Who has Bowel Obstruction on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 13
30s 18
40s 37
50s 32
60s 18
70+ 5


Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 60
Not Diagnosed 5

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