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Doctor insights on: Situs Inversus Complications

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My baby's organs are reversed. What complications of situs inversus totalis?

My baby's organs are reversed. What complications of situs inversus totalis?

Possible none: If your baby's organs are a perfect mirror image of normal the nothing will happen. Problems arise when the situs inversus is partial and this may result in malrotation. This would require surgery to fix.

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My newborn is situs inversus and possibly has pcd, What are the long term health complications?

My newborn is situs inversus and possibly has pcd, What are the long term health complications?

Not enuf info: There are too many variables to answer. Situs inversus alone is not a heath hazard but if it's associated with other other congenital defects, it might be. Primary cilary dysfunction outlook depends on severity.

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What's situs inversus?

What's situs inversus?

Reversal of organs: The body has a normal orientation of our internal organs, both in the chest and the abdomen. Heart is in the left chest. Stomach is in the left upper quadrant, etc. In situs inversus the organs are oriented in a mirror image. They will function normal. Tests may need to be done to confirm that organs are indeed a complete mirror image otherwise a risk of malrotation may exist.

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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!

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What causes situs inversus?

Not sure: No known cause. It occurs in utero can be associated with some syndromes.

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How is situs inversus treated?

How is situs inversus treated?

No treatment: Situs inversus is merely a mirror image relationship of internal organs. It occurs about 1:8000 people. It is normally asymptomatic. But doctors need to be made aware of it in case of surgery or to avoid confusion when illness does arise. It does not need treatment.

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What's situs inversus totalis?

What's situs inversus totalis?

Reversal of organs: Mirror image location of chest and abdominal organs. Usually harmless.

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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.

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How is situs inversus totalis treated?

How is situs inversus totalis treated?

It isn't: Although rare most people with situs inversus totalis live normal lives. About 25 % may have issues with frequent sinus infections (kartagener's disease). Most live completely normal and asymptomatic lives.

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How do I know if I have situs inversus?

How do I know if I have situs inversus?

Xray: Oftentimes situs is discovered when doing a simple xray study like a chest or absominal xray. Symptoms are rare. If you are tolf that your heart sounds are heard best in the right chest ask your doctor. Rarely is it symtptomatic if pure.

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Is situs inversus hereditary or random?

Random: It classically is random or sporadic, but there have been cases of it occurring within the same family.

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Can you tell me what situs inversus is?

Mirror image: Developmental problem which causes the person to form all of their organs on the opposite side. Everything works, it is just on the wrong side.

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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.

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How can I tell if I have situs inversus?

How can I tell if I have situs inversus?

Location of heart: If heart sounds are more prominent in right chest then situs could be suspected. Confirmation would require imaging studies of GI tract to confirm location of stomach and intestines.

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Can a woman with situs inversus have kids?

Can a woman with situs inversus have kids?

Yes: Assuming the reproductive organs are present and in working order.

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Do you know anything about "situs inversus"?

Do you know anything about "situs inversus"?

Yes: Situs inversus is nothing morw than a different arrangement of the internal organs in the abdomen or chest. Ie, heart on the right, etc.

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Can situs inversus effect a person's personality?

Can situs inversus effect a person's personality?

No: Situs inversus affects orientation of organs in the abdomen and thorax not the brain and certainly not personality.

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Could situs inversus effect a persons personality?

Could situs inversus effect a persons personality?

Shouldn't really: The presence of situs inversus should not have any effect on a person's personality.

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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.

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In situs inversus is the bowel reversed as well?

In situs inversus is the bowel reversed as well?

Yes: It can be completely reversed which is a mirror image or it can be partial which then results in a form of malrotation which can result in volvulus or twisting of the intestine. This needs surgical correction.

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