ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K57.11

Dvrtclos of sm int w/o perforation or abscess w bleeding

Diagnosis Code K57.11

ICD-10: K57.11
Short Description: Dvrtclos of sm int w/o perforation or abscess w bleeding
Long Description: Diverticulosis of small intestine without perforation or abscess with bleeding
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K57.11

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Diverticular disease of intestine (K57)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K57.11 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 377 - G.I. HEMORRHAGE WITH MCC
  • 378 - G.I. HEMORRHAGE WITH CC
  • 379 - G.I. HEMORRHAGE WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Diverticulosis of small intestine with hemorrhage
  • Hemorrhage of duodenum co-occurrent and due to diverticulosis
  • Hemorrhage of ileum co-occurrent and due to diverticulosis
  • Hemorrhage of jejunum co-occurrent and due to diverticulosis
  • Hemorrhage of small intestine due to diverticulosis
  • Ileal hemorrhage
  • Intestinal hemorrhage co-occurrent and due to diverticulosis
  • Intestinal hemorrhage co-occurrent and due to diverticulosis
  • Intestinal hemorrhage co-occurrent and due to diverticulosis

Information for Patients


Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Also called: Diverticular disease

Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. If you have these pouches, you have a condition called diverticulosis. It becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over age 60 have it. Doctors believe the main cause is a low-fiber diet.

Most people with diverticulosis don't have symptoms. Sometimes it causes mild cramps, bloating or constipation. Diverticulosis is often found through tests ordered for something else. For example, it is often found during a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. A high-fiber diet and mild pain reliever will often relieve symptoms.

If the pouches become inflamed or infected, you have a condition called diverticulitis. The most common symptom is abdominal pain, usually on the left side. You may also have fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation. In serious cases, diverticulitis can lead to bleeding, tears, or blockages. Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose it. Treatment may include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a liquid diet. A serious case may require a hospital stay or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bland diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diverticulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diverticulitis and diverticulosis - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diverticulosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Large bowel resection - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Low-fiber diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Virtual colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Also called: GI bleeding

Your digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine or colon, rectum, and anus. Bleeding can come from any of these areas. The amount of bleeding can be so small that only a lab test can find it.

Signs of bleeding in the digestive tract depend where it is and how much bleeding there is.

Signs of bleeding in the upper digestive tract include

  • Bright red blood in vomit
  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Black or tarry stool
  • Dark blood mixed with stool

Signs of bleeding in the lower digestive tract include

  • Black or tarry stool
  • Dark blood mixed with stool
  • Stool mixed or coated with bright red blood

GI bleeding is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease. There are many possible causes of GI bleeding, including hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, tears or inflammation in the esophagus, diverticulosis and diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, colonic polyps, or cancer in the colon, stomach or esophagus.

The test used most often to look for the cause of GI bleeding is called endoscopy. It uses a flexible instrument inserted through the mouth or rectum to view the inside of the GI tract. A type of endoscopy called colonoscopy looks at the large intestine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bleeding esophageal varices (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bloody or tarry stools (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Mallory-Weiss tear (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vomiting blood (Medical Encyclopedia)


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