ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K58

Irritable bowel syndrome

Diagnosis Code K58

ICD-10: K58
Short Description: Irritable bowel syndrome
Long Description: Irritable bowel syndrome
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K58

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Irritable bowel syndrome (K58)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K58 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Also called: IBS, Irritable colon

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a problem that affects the large intestine. It can cause abdominal cramping, bloating, and a change in bowel habits. Some people with the disorder have constipation. Some have diarrhea. Others go back and forth between the two. Although IBS can cause a great deal of discomfort, it does not harm the intestines.

IBS is common. It affects about twice as many women as men and is most often found in people younger than 45 years. No one knows the exact cause of IBS. There is no specific test for it. Your doctor may run tests to be sure you don't have other diseases. These tests may include stool sampling tests, blood tests, and x-rays. Your doctor may also do a test called a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Most people diagnosed with IBS can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, probiotics, and medicine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

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