ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K26.9

Duodenal ulcer, unsp as acute or chronic, w/o hemor or perf

Diagnosis Code K26.9

ICD-10: K26.9
Short Description: Duodenal ulcer, unsp as acute or chronic, w/o hemor or perf
Long Description: Duodenal ulcer, unspecified as acute or chronic, without hemorrhage or perforation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K26.9

Valid for Submission
The code K26.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum (K20-K31)
      • Duodenal ulcer (K26)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K26.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 380 - COMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITH MCC
  • 381 - COMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITH CC
  • 382 - COMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 383 - UNCOMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITH MCC
  • 384 - UNCOMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Childhood duodenal ulcer
  • Combined gastric AND duodenal ulcer
  • Common duodenal ulcer
  • Duodenal erosion
  • Duodenal ulcer caused by anti-platelet agent
  • Duodenal ulcer disease
  • Duodenal ulcer with increased serum pepsinogen I
  • Duodenal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Duodenal ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Duodenal ulcer without hemorrhage, without perforation AND without obstruction
  • Familial duodenal ulcer associated with rapid gastric emptying
  • Familial hypergastrinemic duodenal ulcer
  • Gastroduodenal disorder
  • Giant duodenal ulcer
  • Normopepsinogenemic familial duodenal ulcer
  • Postpyloric ulcer
  • Recurrent duodenal ulcer
  • Stress ulcer
  • Stress ulcer of duodenum
  • Ulcer of anastomosis

Information for Patients


Peptic Ulcer

Also called: Duodenal ulcer, Gastric ulcer, Stomach ulcer, Ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. A burning stomach pain is the most common symptom. The pain

  • Starts between meals or during the night
  • Briefly stops if you eat or take antacids
  • Lasts for minutes to hours
  • Comes and goes for several days or weeks

Peptic ulcers happen when the acids that help you digest food damage the walls of the stomach or duodenum. The most common cause is infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. Another cause is the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Stress and spicy foods do not cause ulcers, but can make them worse.

To see if you have an H. pylori infection, your doctor will test your blood, breath, or stool. Your doctor also may look inside your stomach and duodenum by doing an endoscopy or x-ray.

Peptic ulcers will get worse if not treated. Treatment may include medicines to reduce stomach acids or antibiotics to kill H. pylori. Antacids and milk can't heal peptic ulcers. Not smoking and avoiding alcohol can help. You may need surgery if your ulcers don't heal.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Culture - duodenal tissue (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Peptic ulcer (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stomach acid test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tests for H. pylori (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)


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