Slow transit constipation

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What is slow transit constipation?

Slow Transit Constipation is the delayed passage of stool through the large intestine. It is accompanied by the inability to feel the urge to defecate.

Common symptoms reported by people with slow transit constipation

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 slow transit constipation

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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Peristeen Anal Irrigation System)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Peristeen Anal Irrigation System)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased appetite
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
abdominal pain indigestion
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 13
30s 23
40s 26
50s 37
60s 31
70+ 20
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 30
Female 125

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 40
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from slow transit constipation patients who have completed their condition history
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