A 30-year-old female asked:
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does having a rectrocal appendix make it harder to diagnose appendicitis,are the symptoms any different than having your appendix in the correct spot?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Same symptoms: Appenicolith usually cause at either site andseen on x-ray. On inception, mucosa involved and symtoms referred peri-umbilical. When outer sera involved, pain localized to RLQ. If laparoscopic approach then retrocecal harderr to remove. Frequetly IV antibiotics used only unless perforation suspected..
Answered on Apr 22, 2016

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