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2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 787.6
Incontinence of feces
- There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 787.6 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
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- More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 787.6: 2014.
- A disorder characterized by inability to control the escape of stool from the rectum.
- Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. More than 5.5 million americans have bowel incontinence. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging.causes include
- damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
- pelvic support problems
- Change in normal bowel habits characterized by involuntary passage of stool
- Failure of control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus; it may be either psychogenic or organic in origin.
- Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.
- Inability to control the escape of stool from the rectum.
- Inability to hold stool in the rectum.
- Involuntary defecation
- Involuntary defecation.
- that of nonorganic origin (307.7)
- Encopresis NOS
- Incontinence of sphincter ani
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