Parcopresis

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What is parcopresis?

Parcopresis is a name coined to represent psychogenic fecal retention which is the inability to defecate when other people are perceived or likely to be around (e.g. in the same public toilet, the same house or the same building). The analogous condition that affects urination is paruresis.

Common symptoms reported by people with parcopresis

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 parcopresis

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

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)

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

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

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal bloating lack of motivation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 37 say parcopresis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 17
30s 7
40s 7
50s 2
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 25

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 5

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