What test should be obtained for all women of childbearing age with suspected appendicitis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Author: Sandy Craig, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Consider ectopic pregnancy in women of childbearing age, and obtain a qualitative beta–human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) measurement in all cases.

Administer intravenous antibiotics to those with signs of septicemia and to those who are to proceed to laparotomy.


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