Renal colic mimics

  Some mimics of renal colic that may arrive at the ED include: upper UTI’s, ectopic pregnancies, ovarian torsion, adnexal masses, testicular torsion, acute aortic syndromes, renal artery aneurysms, renal infarction, splenic infarction, bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, appendicitis, biliary colic, cholecystitis, acute intestinal ischemia, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, retroperitoneal hematoma, iliopsoas abscess. Focused history and physical exam […]

Ovarian Torsion

The most common presenting symptom is pelvic pain followed by the history of or a palpable adnexal mass on physical exam. Patients typically present 1 to 3 days after onset, although patients with intermittent torsion can present at any time. Abdominal pain can be characterized as sharp, stabbing, and colicky, and it can possibly radiate […]

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