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My son had a chest x-ray and was told he had a right side

aeortic arch, Is this serious...
My son had a chest x-ray and was told he had a right side aeortic arch, Is this serious. He is only 24 years old and is now terrified.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Health is fine. went for a check up because he is going out of the country for school and complained of his chest popping
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No other health issues
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9/11/2017
Doctor John MD
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I have a few more questions if that is ok?

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I do have a few more questions. is that is ok?

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besides the chest popping, he has not had any excessive fatigue or shortness of breath or problems with exercise?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no phone calls
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no other problems

good. then the right-sided aortic arch is nothing to worry about

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It occurs during fetal development and as the heart and cardiovascular system is growing

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
should he have an mri

by itself, its not an issue, although some babies are born with other malformations that are evident in the newborn period.

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Did his doctor recommend further testing?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
They said that maybe they should do another scan but he is leaving to go out of the country in a few days and if it is nothing serious can it wait?

yes, ok to wait if no symptoms such as shortness of breath or problems exercising.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok thank you

you're welcome and I hope your son enjoys his trip!

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