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Abdominal pain, right lower quadrant

DDx

Don’t miss

  • Appendicitis
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Tubo-ovarian abscess
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Inguinal or femoral hernia
  • Testicular torsion
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm

DDX

  • Appendicitis
  • Gastroenteritis or colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gynecologic: pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian torsion, ruptured ovarian cyst, tubo-ovarian abscess, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, mittelschmerz
  • Cystitis
  • Hernia, eg, femoral, inguinal, umbilical
  • Testicular, eg, epididymitis, testicular torsion
  • Prostatitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Urinary calculi
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Mesenteric adenitis, eg, Yersinia, tuberculosis
  • Typhlitis (neutropenic colitis)
  • Meckel’s diverticulitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Trauma or musculoskeletal pain
  • Herniated disk
  • Abdominal abscess
  • Physical or sexual abuse

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Abdominal Pain, Right Lower Quadrant." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114443/all/Abdominal_pain__right_lower_quadrant.
Zeiger RF. Abdominal pain, right lower quadrant. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114443/all/Abdominal_pain__right_lower_quadrant. Accessed March 24, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2015). Abdominal pain, right lower quadrant. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114443/all/Abdominal_pain__right_lower_quadrant
Zeiger RF. Abdominal Pain, Right Lower Quadrant [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [cited 2019 March 24]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114443/all/Abdominal_pain__right_lower_quadrant.
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