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Is there any other conditions in women that can be confused with appendicitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many

The appendix is located in the right-lower abdomen, often very close to the right ovary and fallopian tube.
Any process that causes pain in this region can be confused with appendicitis, including a ruptured ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, etc. By taking a history, examination, lab tests, +/- ct of the abdomen or ultrasound, we can often make the dx.

In brief: Many

The appendix is located in the right-lower abdomen, often very close to the right ovary and fallopian tube.
Any process that causes pain in this region can be confused with appendicitis, including a ruptured ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, etc. By taking a history, examination, lab tests, +/- ct of the abdomen or ultrasound, we can often make the dx.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, several

The appendix is in the right lower abdomen- so is one ovary and egg tube, and a lot of the small intestine; and the uterus, bladder, and rectum are right next door. Right lower abdominal pain could be: appendicitis, ovarian cyst, normal ovulation, infection or twist of the ovary or tube, uterine fibroid, endometriosis, urinary infection or stone, constipation, flu, hernia, to name the most common.

In brief: Yes, several

The appendix is in the right lower abdomen- so is one ovary and egg tube, and a lot of the small intestine; and the uterus, bladder, and rectum are right next door. Right lower abdominal pain could be: appendicitis, ovarian cyst, normal ovulation, infection or twist of the ovary or tube, uterine fibroid, endometriosis, urinary infection or stone, constipation, flu, hernia, to name the most common.
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