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How do I know if I have appendicitis?

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Your doctor may suspect appendicitis if it hurts when they gently press on your lower right belly. CT scans and ultrasound are fast and reliable ways to check for appendicitis.

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

The Mayo Clinic. 

American College of Surgeons.

University of Maryland Medical Center. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

The Mayo Clinic. 

American College of Surgeons.

University of Maryland Medical Center. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 20, 2019

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