Twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus)

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What is twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus)?

An obstructed or twisted bowel, also known as a volvulus, is a bowel obstruction in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself. An obstruction is a partial or complete blockage of the bowel that results in the failure of the intestinal contents to pass through.

Common symptoms reported by people with twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus)

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus)

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(R-lipoic Acid)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CoQ10 Soft Gels)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Estrace)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Glutathione (IV))
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus)

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(R-lipoic Acid)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CoQ10 Soft Gels)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Estrace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
low testosterone oversleeping (too much sleep) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Glutathione (IV))
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (5 evaluations)
Side effects
bruxism (teeth grinding) improved cognition 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (16 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido) difficulty sleeping through night 7 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 2
40s 3
50s 10
60s 7
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 15
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from twisted bowel (intestinal volvulus) patients who have completed their condition history
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