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Pregnant, had anomaly scan. Reports showed heart position in center. Normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am expecting ,and at 20 weeks
User:had my anomaly scan done
User:have a doubt
Doctor:Please explain your doubt.
User:Heart - Heart appears in the mid position,Normal cardiac situs .Four chamber view normal,outflow tracts appears normal
User:report says like this
User:is the heart position proper ?
Doctor:The reports appears normal.
User:as normal human being ,I thought heart shd be in left ,right
Doctor:Heart is located almost at the centre with little bit inclination on the left.
User:so just want to know 0 why it is in mid position
Doctor:You need not worry.
User:ok thank you
User:at this stage of 20 week ,is this the normal position
Doctor:The heart structures start to develop at around 5 weeks and almost finished by 20 weeks. The location is fine.
User:can I ask 1 more doubt
User:whn baby grows up ,it will be normal ,no issues and all ,am I correct
Doctor:The anomaly scan seems normal. So we expect everything to be normal. Medical development is not that advanced to detect future.
Doctor:So keep your hopes high and do not worry. Your gynecologist would have tested for major abnormalities so that we make things right.
User:I just thought from school what we learned was- heart is in left part of body .so asked you .
Doctor:Heart anatomically is located almost at the centre of the chest. They are inclined to the left.
Doctor:The inclination is primarily as the heart grows in size.
User:thanks a lot for your time
Doctor:Your baby has developed normally, it has to grow in size which will happen in the subsequent weeks.
Doctor:So his heart should be normal when born.
Doctor:Hope this answers your query.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:no tahnk you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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