ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F98.1

Encopresis not due to a substance or known physiol condition

Diagnosis Code F98.1

ICD-10: F98.1
Short Description: Encopresis not due to a substance or known physiol condition
Long Description: Encopresis not due to a substance or known physiological condition
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F98.1

Valid for Submission
The code F98.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence (F90-F98)
      • Oth behav/emotn disord w onset usly occur in chldhd and adol (F98)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Encopresis without constipation AND without overflow incontinence
  • Functional encopresis
  • Non-organic continuous encopresis
  • Non-organic discontinuous encopresis
  • Primary functional encopresis
  • Secondary functional encopresis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code F98.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Bowel Incontinence

Also called: Encopresis, Fecal incontinence, Stool soiling

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. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.

Causes include

  • Constipation
  • Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
  • Diarrhea
  • Pelvic support problems

Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bowel incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Encopresis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)


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