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A woman was 'extremely confused' after doctors discovered her heart is located on the wrong side of her chest on an X-ray. She shared her story in a viral TikTok video:
Claire Mack, 19, was suffering from a cough for two months and decided to get it looked at when she was in hospital for a tetanus shot in June.
The 19-year-old from Chicago, US ended up having an X-ray, which revealed shocking results.
She said: "I work in nightlife so I'm exposed to a lot of colds, and I got a bad one when things started opening up again two and a half months ago.
"It was persistent and long lasting even with medication.
"I went to the ER at the end of June because I needed a tetanus shot after I cut myself on barbed wire, and I decided to have them check out my cough as well."
The doctor found Claire was suffering from a lung infection and decided to take an X-ray.
She said: "She [the doctor] looked really shocked and told me 'OK this is a bit weird but did you know your heart is on the right side of your chest instead of the left?'.
"I was so confused and started laughing because I honestly didn't believe it.
"The doctor explained it is called dextrocardia and that I should inform my primary care doctor of my condition.
"I kept saying 'what, are you serious?' - I honestly was in shock and extremely confused as to how I didn't know before I was 19 years old."
Claire's heart is on the right side of her chest instead of the left side. Her condition, dextrocardia, affects less than one percent of the population.
Claire took her story to TikTok and her video totted up over 2 million views and 433,000 comments.
It shows Claire's amazement to finding out the news her 'heart is on the wrong side of her chest'.
Users were quick to comment and many were, of course, up for a bit of playful trolling.
One user joked: "But like think of all those years at the doctors and they're listening to your heart in the places as if it was on the left."
While other users started to become concerned about their own health.
Another worryingly said: "I've been coughing for 2 months straight. Lord help me I'm so scared."
I think it is safe to say, always get yourself checked - although it's extremely unlikely your heart is on the wrong side too.
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