ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I86.4

Gastric varices

Diagnosis Code I86.4

ICD-10: I86.4
Short Description: Gastric varices
Long Description: Gastric varices
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I86.4

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
      • Varicose veins of other sites (I86)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I86.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Bleeding gastric varices
  • Gastric varices
  • Venous hemorrhage

Information for Patients

Stomach Disorders

Also called: Gastric disorders

Your stomach is an organ between your esophagus and small intestine. It is where digestion of protein begins. The stomach has three tasks. It stores swallowed food. It mixes the food with stomach acids. Then it sends the mixture on to the small intestine.

Most people have a problem with their stomach at one time or another. Indigestion and heartburn are common problems. You can relieve some stomach problems with over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding fatty foods or eating more slowly. Other problems like peptic ulcers or GERD require medical attention.

You should see a doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Blood when you have a bowel movement
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Ongoing vomiting or diarrhea

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bezoar
  • Dumping Syndrome - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • EGD discharge
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Stomach acid test
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein.

Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.

Varicose veins are very common. You are more at risk if you are older, a female, obese, don't exercise or have a family history. They can also be more common in pregnancy.

Doctors often diagnose varicose veins from a physical exam. Sometimes you may need additional tests.

Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend procedures to remove them.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Telangiectasia
  • Varicocele
  • Varicose and other vein problems - self-care
  • Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment
  • Varicose vein stripping
  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency

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