Premature birth

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What is premature birth?

A premature birth is a baby born before the start of the 37 week of pregnancy. A premature baby has not had the usual amount of time to fully develop its vital organs, and may require medical care upon delivery.

Common symptoms reported by people with premature birth

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 premature birth

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Salonpas)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 1
30s 10
40s 14
50s 5
60s 7
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

98% Female
3% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from premature birth patients who have completed their condition history
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