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Review: could Constipation cause Intestinal perforation?

Summary: Intestinal perforation could be caused by Constipation, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Pain, and take Dexamethasone.

We study 16,054 people who have Constipation from FDA and social media. Among them, 89 have Intestinal perforation (Gastrointestinal perforation). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,583 patients) is typically treated by Miralax, Colace, Amitiza, Senna, Lactulose, Milk Of Magnesia.

Intestinal perforation

Intestinal perforation (complete penetration of the wall of the intestine) (latest reports from 27,523 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, colon cancer, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 16,045 people who have constipation are studied. Among them, 89 (0.55%) have Intestinal Perforation. They amount to 0.33% of all the 27,343 people who have Intestinal Perforation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Intestinal perforation in constipation reports

Gender of people who have constipation and experienced Intestinal perforation * :

FemaleMale
Intestinal perforation38.57%61.43%

Age of people who have constipation and experienced Intestinal perforation * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Intestinal perforation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.97%11.94%11.19%71.64%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (68 people, 76.40%)
  2. Nausea (48 people, 53.93%)
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (41 people, 46.07%)
  4. Productive cough (38 people, 42.70%)
  5. Sedation (36 people, 40.45%)
  6. Mucosal inflammation (36 people, 40.45%)
  7. Mouth ulceration (36 people, 40.45%)
  8. Hypertension (31 people, 34.83%)
  9. Non-small cell lung cancer (25 people, 28.09%)
  10. Prophylaxis (17 people, 19.10%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Dexamethasone (56 people, 62.92%)
  2. Lansoprazole (54 people, 60.67%)
  3. Lactulose (49 people, 55.06%)
  4. Naproxen (40 people, 44.94%)
  5. Cisplatin (39 people, 43.82%)
  6. Senna (38 people, 42.70%)
  7. Folic acid (38 people, 42.70%)
  8. Oramorph sr (37 people, 41.57%)
  9. Ciprofloxacin (37 people, 41.57%)
  10. Zopiclone (36 people, 40.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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