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How can I tell appendicitis from another condition?

Sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose appendicitis, as the symptoms may vary. Usually nausea and vomiting occur before pain. A CT scan is useful in diagnosing appendicitis from other medical conditions. If you have pain on the lower right-hand side of your abdomen (stomach) and you feel sick, seek medical advice to make sure you do not have appendicitis.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease

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