Cleft palate

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What is cleft palate?

Cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the baby's mouth (palate). Abnormal development occurs during pregnancy, leaving an opening (cleft) in the palate and possibly extending into the nasal cavity. A cleft can form on one side or both sides of the palate.

Common symptoms reported by people with cleft palate

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 cleft palate

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with cleft palate, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cleft palate

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 6
30s 10
40s 4
50s 3
60s 1
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 16
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from cleft palate patients who have completed their condition history
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