Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Infection of the Appendix Evaluation

The evaluation of appendicitis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with appendicitis include:

  • Tenderness in the right lower part of the abdomen
  • Fever

Testing may be used to confirm the diagnosis of appendicitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate appendicitis include:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Infection of the Appendix References
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