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Doctor insights on: Dextrocardia Situs Inversus

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Are there any effects to having dextrocardia (situs inversus) (With the heart)? And is anything happening to try and reverse it or prevent it?

Are there any effects to having dextrocardia (situs inversus) (With the heart)?
And is anything happening to try and reverse it or prevent it?

Situs inversus: if dextrocardia isolated and heart functions properly, no other interventions needed. Best http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/dextrocardia-with-situs-inversus/ https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6268/dextrocardia-with-situs-inversus/resources/5 ...Read more

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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 are the symptoms of situs inversus?

None: Unless you were informed that you had situs inversus you would have never known. ...Read more

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What precautions should u take if situs inversus?

What precautions should u take if situs inversus?

Xray: A study of the GI tract should be done to check that the rotation of the intestine is mirror image. If not then malrotation could exist and this should be treated with surgery. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a woman with situs inversus have children?

Is it safe for a woman with situs inversus have children?

Many do: Situs inversus itself does not make child bearing a bad idea but some with the process have a variety of congenital heart defects or other issues that might make the process risky. A discussion with the docs who know your condition best should answer the question better. ...Read more

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