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Is there one best test to diagnose appendicitis?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
8 doctors agree

In brief: CAT scan

Good history and physical exam labs and if needed a cat scan to confirm diagnosis.

In brief: CAT scan

Good history and physical exam labs and if needed a cat scan to confirm diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clinically/CT scan

Often, the diagnosis is a clinical one, made by an astute physician based upon history and a good physical exam. Most doctors will now confirm their impression with a ct scan.
There are other ancillary tests which may support the diagnosis but which are not always necessary (white blood cell count, sed rate, crp, etc.).

In brief: Clinically/CT scan

Often, the diagnosis is a clinical one, made by an astute physician based upon history and a good physical exam. Most doctors will now confirm their impression with a ct scan.
There are other ancillary tests which may support the diagnosis but which are not always necessary (white blood cell count, sed rate, crp, etc.).
Dr. Martin Raff
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