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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Bowel Obstruction

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Bowel Obstruction (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Heart palpitations then feel faint Tiredness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Addiction Drug abuse
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Bowel Obstruction (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Suicidal thoughts or urges
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Sedation
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Brain fog
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with Bowel Obstruction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bowel Obstruction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 11
30s 18
40s 40
50s 34
60s 21
70+ 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

77% Female
23% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 66
Not Diagnosed 5

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