Megarectum

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What is megarectum?

A megarectum is an enlarged rectum and may occur as the result of chronic constipation. Treatment often involves daily use of laxatives but surgery may be required in certain cases.

Common symptoms reported by people with megarectum

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 megarectum

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

(Dulcolax)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
megarectum (1)

Data from patients with megarectum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with megarectum

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

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

Data from patients with megarectum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has megarectum on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 0
40s 2
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

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