Diagnosis Code L29.0
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code L29.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
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- 698.0 - Pruritus ani
- Pruritus ani
Information for Patients
Also called: Anorectal diseases
The anus is the opening of the rectum through which stool passes out of your body. Problems with the anus are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures (cracks), and cancer.
You may be embarrassed to talk about your anal troubles. But it is important to let your doctor know, especially if you have pain or bleeding. The more details you can give about your problem, the better your doctor will be able to help you. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Anal fissure (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Anal itching -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Anorectal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Anoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Digital rectal exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Imperforate anus (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- Perianal streptococcal cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
Also called: Pruritus
Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are
- Allergic reactions
- Dry skin
- Insect bites and stings
- Irritating chemicals
- Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
- Reactions to medicines
To soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.
- Itching (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Lichen simplex chronicus (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Urticaria pigmentosa (Medical Encyclopedia)