Surgery Book

Stomach Disorders


Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain

Aka: Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain, RLQ Abdominal Pain, RLQ Pain
  1. See Also
    1. Acute Pelvic Pain Causes
    2. McBurney's Point
  2. Causes: Gastrointestinal
    1. Appendicitis (pain over McBurney's Point)
    2. Intestinal Obstruction
    3. Regional Enteritis
    4. Diverticulitis
  3. Causes: Genitourinary
    1. Acute Pelvic Pain Causes
    2. Ovarian Cyst or torsion
    3. Ureteral Calculus (Nephrolithiasis)
    4. Renal pain
    5. Seminal vesiculitis
  4. Causes: Miscellaneous
    1. Leaking Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    2. Abdominal wall Hematoma
    3. Psoas abscess
  5. Evaluation
    1. Classic Appendicitis or red flags for peritonitis
      1. Complete Blood Count
      2. CT Abdomen with IV contrast
    2. Findings suggest alternative diagnosis
      1. Evaluate for genitourinary and miscellaneous causes as listed above
  6. Imaging: Preferred
    1. Abdominal CT with IV contrast

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