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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

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Pregnant Patient with Appendicitis

Question: A pregnant patient came in through the emergency department ED for right lower quadrant (RLQ) pain. We admitted her, and she was found to have appendicitis. General surgery took her to the OR. We continued to follow her post operatively daily to make sure she was not going into preterm labor (PTL). Any suggestions on what diagnosis to use? [...]