ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R18

Ascites

Diagnosis Code R18

ICD-10: R18
Short Description: Ascites
Long Description: Ascites
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R18

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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)
      • Ascites (R18)

Information for Patients


Liver Diseases

Also called: Hepatic disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases:

  • Diseases caused by viruses, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • Diseases caused by drugs, poisons, or too much alcohol. Examples include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis.
  • Liver cancer
  • Inherited diseases, such as hemochromatosis and Wilson disease

Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.

  • ALP isoenzyme test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ascites (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diet - liver disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatomegaly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liver disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liver scan (Medical Encyclopedia)


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