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Unformatted text preview: Urine Tests Usually normal If blood is present it may indicate stones or tumours as a cause of the pain If blood, nitrates and proteins are present this could indicate a UTI Urine tests are compulsory in all women due to the risk of Ectopic Pregnancy Imaging US Colour Doppler - used to assess the size and consistency of the Appendix as well as it's blood flow CT may show an enlarged diameter of the appendix Laparoscopy Both investigative and curative. Laparoscopy allows direct visualisation of the appendix and usually curative surgery due to the risk of missing an acute appendix and leaving it in....
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- Fall '10