Diagnosis Code K46
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code K46 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- hernia NOS
- interstitial hernia
- intestinal hernia
- intra-abdominal hernia
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- vaginal enterocele (N81.5)
Information for Patients
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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diaphragmatic hernia repair - congenital (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Femoral hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Femoral hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gastroschisis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Gastroschisis repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Inguinal hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Umbilical hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Umbilical hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ventral hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)