ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P76.9

Intestinal obstruction of newborn, unspecified

Diagnosis Code P76.9

ICD-10: P76.9
Short Description: Intestinal obstruction of newborn, unspecified
Long Description: Intestinal obstruction of newborn, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P76.9

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Digestive system disorders of newborn (P76-P78)
      • Other intestinal obstruction of newborn (P76)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute intestinal obstruction
  • Extrinsic intestinal obstruction
  • Gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal luminal obstruction
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Large bowel obstruction
  • Obstruction of colon
  • Perinatal intestinal obstruction
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Subacute intestinal obstruction

Information for Patients

Intestinal Obstruction

Also called: Bowel obstruction, Intestinal volvulus, Paralytic ileus

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal obstruction repair
  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge
  • Intussusception - children
  • Small bowel resection

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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.

  • Crying - excessive (0-6 months)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn
  • Hyperglycemia - infants
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Neutropenia - infants

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