ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R19.5

Other fecal abnormalities

Diagnosis Code R19.5

ICD-10: R19.5
Short Description: Other fecal abnormalities
Long Description: Other fecal abnormalities
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R19.5

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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)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen (R19)

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 R19.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abnormal consistency of stool
  • Abnormal feces
  • Acholic stool
  • Altered bowel function
  • Amount of mucus in stool abnormal
  • Black feces symptom
  • Bright red feces
  • Bulky stool
  • Change in stool caliber
  • Creamy stool
  • Dark red feces
  • Dark stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatty stool
  • Fecal occult blood: positive
  • Fecal occult blood: positive
  • Fecal occult blood: trace
  • Feces color: green
  • Feces color: tarry
  • Feces contents abnormal
  • Feces examination: cells
  • Feces examination: growth
  • Feces/motions - symptoms
  • Feces: abnormal constituents
  • Frothy stool
  • Gastrointestinal symptom
  • Hard stool
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematochezia
  • Liquid stool
  • Loose stool
  • Mucus in stool
  • Occult blood in stools
  • Occult blood in stools
  • Orange feces
  • Pale feces
  • Pale feces symptom
  • Passage of rice water stools
  • Pus in stool
  • Red stools
  • Red-streaked feces
  • Seedy stool
  • Soft stool
  • Stool flecked with blood
  • Worms in feces symptom
  • Worms in stool

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R19.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bowel Movement

Also called: BM, Feces, Poop, Stool

A bowel movement is the last stop in the movement of food through your digestive tract. Your stool passes out of your body through the rectum and anus. Another name for stool is feces. It is made of what is left after your digestive system (stomach, small intestine, and colon) absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink.

Sometimes a bowel movement isn't normal. Diarrhea happens when stool passes through the large intestine too quickly. Constipation occurs when stool passes through the large intestine too slowly. Bowel incontinence is a problem controlling your bowel movements. Other abnormalities with bowel movements may be a sign of a digestive problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bloody or tarry stools
  • Daily bowel care program
  • External incontinence devices
  • Fecal culture
  • Fecal smear
  • Stool guaiac test
  • Stools - floating
  • Stools - foul smelling
  • Stools - pale or clay-colored
  • Tenesmus

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