ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R15.0

Incomplete defecation

Diagnosis Code R15.0

ICD-10: R15.0
Short Description: Incomplete defecation
Long Description: Incomplete defecation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R15.0

Valid for Submission
The code R15.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Fecal incontinence (R15)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R15.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 391 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 392 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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  • 787.61 - Incomplete defecation

Synonyms
  • Abnormal defecation
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • Fecal incontinence with incomplete defecation
  • Finding of quantity of defecation
  • Incomplete passage of stool

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R15.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Bowel Incontinence

Also called: Encopresis, Fecal incontinence, Stool soiling

Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.

Causes include

  • Constipation
  • Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
  • Diarrhea
  • Pelvic support problems

Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bowel incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Encopresis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)


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