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What are some atypical symptoms of appendicitis?

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In many cases, some atypical symptoms of appendicitis appear, including:

  • Dull or sharp pain anywhere in the upper or lower abdomen, back, or rectum
  • Painful urination
  • Vomiting that precedes the abdominal pain

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

The Mayo Clinic. 

American College of Surgeons.

Merck Manual. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

The Mayo Clinic. 

American College of Surgeons.

Merck Manual. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

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