Can Speed Bumps Help Doctor Diagnose Appendicitis?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:00am

Speed bumps could help doctors diagnose appendicitis! Many times doctors unnecessarily remove a healthy appendix, but missing an acute case can be dangerous.

Researchers found that when doctors asked patients if their pain worsened when going over speed bumps on the way to the hospital there was a strong link. 97% of those who said speed bumps were painful were later diagnosed with acute appendicitis.

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