ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P78.8

Other specified perinatal digestive system disorders

Diagnosis Code P78.8

ICD-10: P78.8
Short Description: Other specified perinatal digestive system disorders
Long Description: Other specified perinatal digestive system disorders
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P78.8

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

Information for Patients

Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Digestive diseases
  • EGD discharge
  • Fecal fat
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Stools - floating
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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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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