Misdiagnosis of Acute Appendicitis


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About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Acute Appendicitis or confirming a diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Acute Appendicitis may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Acute Appendicitis. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Acute Appendicitis: For a diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Acute Appendicitis:

Acute Appendicitis as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Acute Appendicitis is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: Some people have pain when gas is present in the intestine. When pain is on the left side of the colon, it can be confused with heart disease. When the pain is on the right side of the colon, it may mimic gallstones or appendicitis. 1

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Acute Appendicitis:

Misdiagnosis cases for Acute Appendicitis: No cases available yet.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Gas in the Digestive Tract: NIDDK

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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