Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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What is sphincter of Oddi dysfunction?

The sphincter of Oddi is a circular muscle that controls the flow of bile and pancreatic juices into the intestinal tract. When it does not function as it should it prevents the bile and pancreatic juice from flowing through causing a backup of digestive juices.

Common symptoms reported by people with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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 sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marinol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Levsin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic pain nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marinol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea excess saliva 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Levsin)
Perceived effectiveness
for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Perceived effectiveness
for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
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 sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has sphincter of Oddi dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 17
40s 33
50s 31
60s 13
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 100

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 60
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from sphincter of Oddi dysfunction patients who have completed their condition history
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