Diagnosis Code K63.5
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code K63.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 393
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC 394
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 395
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 211.3 - Benign neoplasm lg bowel (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Benign polyp of colon
- Cap polyp
- Polyp of colon
- Polyp of intestine
- Polyp of large intestine
- Polyp of splenic flexure of colon
- Serrated polyp of colon
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K63.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- 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.
- adenomatous polyp of colon (D12.6)
- inflammatory polyp of colon (K51.4-)
- polyposis of colon (D12.6)
Information for Patients
Also called: Colon polyps
A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However, some polyps may turn into cancer or already be cancer. To be safe, doctors remove polyps and test them. Polyps can be removed when a doctor examines the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy.
Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others. You may have a greater chance of getting polyps if you
- Are over age 50
- Have had polyps before
- Have a family member with polyps
- Have a family history of colon cancer
Most colon polyps do not cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include blood on your underwear or on toilet paper after a bowel movement, blood in your stool, or constipation or diarrhea lasting more than a week.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Biopsy - polyps
- Colorectal polyps
- Large bowel resection
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)