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Can an ectopic pregnancy look like appendicitis?

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Dr. Robert Keller answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

If the abdominal pain is on the right lower side, an ectopic can mimic an appendicitis.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. David Orringer answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Pain is often a hallmark finding in each case. Appendicitis often presents as a sharp pain in the right lower quadrant of the adbomen ("mcburney's point"). An ectopic pregnancy can lead to a sharp pain in the same area. There are many diagnostic tools your physician may use to differentiate between the two conditions. It is recommended that you seek help immediately when you have this pain.

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Dr. S. E. Johnson answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

They can both cause pain in the right lower aspect of your belly, and can be indistinguishable to us when we examine you.

Answered Jul 7, 2015

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