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A Woman Is Astounded To Learn That Her Heart Is On The Wrong Side Of Her Chest

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Claire Mack, 19, had a cough for two months and decided to have it checked out when in the hospital for a tetanus shot in June.

An X-ray was performed on the 19-year-old from Chicago, and the results were astounding.

"I work in nightlife, so I get a lot of colds," she explained, "and I got a bad one when things started opening up again two and a half months ago."

Even with medication, it was persistent and long-lasting.

"I went to the ER in late June for a tetanus injection after cutting myself on barbed wire, and I opted to get my cough checked out as well."

Claire was diagnosed with a lung infection, prompting the doctor to order an X-ray.

"She [the doctor] looked astonished and said, 'OK, this is a little strange, but did you know your heart is on the right side of your chest instead of the left?" she added.

"I was so perplexed that I burst out laughing because I couldn't believe what I was hearing. "The doctor told me it's called dextrocardia and that I should tell my primary care physician about it."

"'What, are you serious?' I kept asking. 

I was stunned and perplexed as to how I had not realized before I was 19 years old." 

Claire's heart is located on the right side of her chest, rather than the left. Dextrocardia, her ailment, affects less than 1% of the population.

Claire shared her tale on TikTok, where it received more than 2 million views and 433,000 comments.

It depicts Claire's surprise upon learning that her "heart is on the wrong side of her chest." Users were quick to respond, and many were up for some lighthearted mocking.

"But think of all those years at the physicians, and they're listening to your heart in the regions where it should be on the left," one user joked.

Others, on the other hand, began to be concerned about their health.

Another person expressed concern by saying: "For the past two months, I've been coughing nonstop. I'm terrified, and I'm praying to God to help me."

I believe it is fair to state that you should always have your heart tested, even if it is exceedingly unlikely that your heart is also on the wrong side.