Neurogenic bowel disorder

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What is neurogenic bowel disorder?

Neurogenic bowel describes a lack of nervous control which prevents the bowel from functioning correctly resulting in fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, or both. The cause of neurogenic bowel can include spinal cord injury, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes mellitus.

Common symptoms reported by people with neurogenic bowel disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for neurogenic bowel disorder

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Who has neurogenic bowel disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 32 say neurogenic bowel disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 8
40s 17
50s 30
60s 21
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 61

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 36
Not Diagnosed 12

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