Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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What is sphincter of Oddi dysfunction?

The sphincter of Oddi is a circular muscle that controls the flow of bile and pancreatic juices into the intestinal tract. When it does not function as it should it prevents the bile and pancreatic juice from flowing through causing a backup of digestive juices.

Common symptoms reported by people with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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Treatments taken by people for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

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Who has sphincter of Oddi dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 85 say sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 20
40s 35
50s 54
60s 31
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 141

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 64
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from sphincter of Oddi dysfunction patients who have completed their condition history
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