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Is it possible for a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall to still have an uncomplicated pregnancy & labor?

Is it possible for a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall to still have an uncomplicated pregnancy & labor?

MFM consult: You should have a consultation with an obgyn or mfm doc before you conceive if possible. They can review details in your medical history and see if there are risk factors for pregnancy complication. You may need an echocardiogram to assess heart function. ...Read more

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Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Probably: Dextrocardia and situs inversus will not cause any issues, although things may be backwards. However, I am not sure what you mean by no atrial wall. This could be a serious abnormality. The heart needs 4 chambers (rooms) separated by the right doors (valves or pregnancy could have some difficulties. Please provide more information. ...Read more

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Could dextrocardia exist without situs inversus ?

Could dextrocardia exist without situs inversus ?

Yes: Dextrocardia is characterized by the simple finding that the majority of the cardiac mass is in the right chest, rather than the left chest. Situs inversus is a more specific diagnosis, although there is some variability in situs inverses. Situs inversus means that the atria, vena cavae, and abdominal organs are on the opposite side of the body from the typical position. ...Read more

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Is situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia life threatening?

No: Most people with this condition do not even know they have and live a normal life. ...Read more

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Is situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia a life threatening condition?

Is situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia a life threatening condition?

No: While the diagnosis sounds complicated, situs inversus simply indicates that the internal organs are arranged in a mirror image pattern. In that setting, dextrocardia, a right sided heart, is expected. ...Read more

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What is situs inversus?

What is situs inversus?

Reversed: Means site inverted or side switched! can be partial- or complete. Example heart in right chest or appendix in left lower abdomen or both! ...Read more

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What are the causes of situs inversus?

What are the causes of situs inversus?

Situs inversus: Situs inversus (also called situs transversus or oppositus) is a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions. A example of situs inversus is seen in the x-ray, where the heart is not in its normal position, it is reveresed. Many people with situs inversus totalis are unaware of their unusual anatomy until they seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is it likely that a woman with situs inversus can have children?

Is it likely that a woman with situs inversus can have children?

Kartagener Syndrome?: If situs inverses totalis is associated with kartagener syndrome (a defect in cilia), then female fertility may certainly be reduced. If there is normal ciliary function, then fertility should not be affected. ...Read more

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How is situs inversus treated?

How is situs inversus treated?

No treatment necesse: Just notify the doc if you end up in a emergency situation for proper evaluation knowing the situs inverses e. Abd pain etc of appendicitis. ...Read more

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