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If my son was born extremely prematurely but is now stable, what long-term problems should I expect for his health?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: It depends

Long term effects from prematurity depend upon the medical course your child had in the nicu.
There can be problems with sight, hearing, motor development, lung function and heart function. There may also be no problems at all. Close followup by your pediatrician and a developmental team is essential.

In brief: It depends

Long term effects from prematurity depend upon the medical course your child had in the nicu.
There can be problems with sight, hearing, motor development, lung function and heart function. There may also be no problems at all. Close followup by your pediatrician and a developmental team is essential.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Spectrum.

Depending on the exact gestational age and birth weight one may expect from neonatal death to long-term healthy life with no discernible consequences.
Minimal and common long term probmens include asthma and adhd. More severe but less frequent problems include neurodevelopmental delay, eye problems, chronic lung disease.

In brief: Spectrum.

Depending on the exact gestational age and birth weight one may expect from neonatal death to long-term healthy life with no discernible consequences.
Minimal and common long term probmens include asthma and adhd. More severe but less frequent problems include neurodevelopmental delay, eye problems, chronic lung disease.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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