Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 388.69
Other otorrhea
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 388.69 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 388.69 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 388.69 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H92.20 Otorrhagia, unspecified ear
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat otorrhagia
  • Bilateral otorrhagia
  • Bleeding from ear
  • Bleeding of ear canal
  • Blood discharge from ear
  • Blood in ear canal
  • Both sides otorrhagia (ear condition)
  • Discharging mastoid cavity - bloody
  • Dried blood in external ear canal
  • Foul odor drainage from external ear canal
  • Injury of head with otorrhagia
  • Left otorrhagia
  • On examination - blood - external ear
  • On examination - blood from ear
  • On examination - blood in auditory canal
  • On examination - bloodstained ear discharge
  • On examination - purulent ear discharge
  • On examination - serous ear discharge
  • On examination - waxy ear discharge
  • Otorrhagia
  • Otorrhagia (bleeding from ear)
  • Purulent drainage from external ear canal
  • Right otorrhagia
  • Serous drainage from external ear canal
Applies To
  • Otorrhagia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 388.69:
  • Bleeding (see also Hemorrhage) 459.0
    • ear 388.69
  • Discharge
  • Otorrhagia 388.69
    • traumatic - see nature of injury
  • Otorrhea 388.60
    • blood 388.69
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