When is a pregnancy test indicated in the diagnosis of diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A pregnancy test must be performed in any female of childbearing age who presents with abdominal pain to rule out ectopic pregnancy, as well as prior to radiologic studies and before administering certain antibiotics to protect a viable fetus.


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