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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for bowel obstruction

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Compare treatments taken by people with bowel obstruction

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Got a question about living with bowel obstruction? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has bowel obstruction on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 7 new patients joined this month
  • 59 say bowel obstruction is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 22
30s 36
40s 68
50s 88
60s 84
70+ 41

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 85
Female 258

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