ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 307.7


Diagnosis Code 307.7

ICD-9: 307.7
Short Description: Encopresis
Long Description: Encopresis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 307.7

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 307 Special symptoms or syndromes, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Bowel Incontinence

Also called: Encopresis, 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
  • Encopresis
  • Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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