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How is appendicitis diagnosed?

Your doctor will thoroughly examine you and take a full history. Urine and blood tests may be ordered. If the diagnosis is unclear, the doctor may order a CT scan of the abdomen or an ultrasound to rule out other conditions.

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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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