ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K40.21

Bilateral inguinal hernia, w/o obst or gangrene, recurrent

Diagnosis Code K40.21

ICD-10: K40.21
Short Description: Bilateral inguinal hernia, w/o obst or gangrene, recurrent
Long Description: Bilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene, recurrent
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K40.21

Valid for Submission
The code K40.21 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Hernia (K40-K46)
      • Inguinal hernia (K40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K40.21 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 393 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 394 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 395 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 550.93 - Recur bilat inguin hern

Synonyms
  • Bilateral recurrent inguinal hernia
  • Bilateral recurrent simple inguinal hernia
  • Bilateral simple inguinal hernia
  • Recurrent inguinal hernia
  • Uncomplicated inguinal hernia

Information for Patients


Hernia

Also called: Enterocele

A hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle. Most hernias are in the abdomen.

There are several types of hernias, including

  • Inguinal, in the groin. This is the the most common type.
  • Umbilical, around the belly button
  • Incisional, through a scar
  • Hiatal, a small opening in the diaphragm that allows the upper part of the stomach to move up into the chest.
  • Congenital diaphragmatic, a birth defect that needs surgery

Hernias are common. They can affect men, women, and children. A combination of muscle weakness and straining, such as with heavy lifting, might contribute. Some people are born with weak abdominal muscles and may be more likely to get a hernia.

Treatment is usually surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall. Untreated hernias can cause pain and health problems.

  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair - congenital
  • Femoral hernia
  • Femoral hernia repair
  • Gastroschisis
  • Gastroschisis repair
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Ventral hernia repair


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