Diagnosis Code 388.69
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- H92.20 - Otorrhagia, unspecified ear (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Bleeding from ear
- Bleeding of ear canal
- Blood discharge from ear
- Blood in ear canal
- Discharging mastoid cavity - bloody
- Dried blood in external ear canal
- Foul odor drainage from external ear canal
- Injury of head with otorrhagia
- On examination - blood - external ear
- On examination - blood from ear
- On examination - blood in auditory canal
- On examination - bloodstained ear discharge
- On examination - purulent ear discharge
- On examination - serous ear discharge
- On examination - waxy ear discharge
- Purulent drainage from external ear canal
- Serous drainage from external ear canal
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 388.69 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Bleeding (SEE ALSO See Also
A “see also” instruction following a main term in the index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the “see also” note when the original main term provides the necessary code. Hemorrhage) 459.0
- ear 388.69
- ear 388.60
- blood 388.69
- ear 388.60
- Otorrhagia 388.69
- traumatic - see nature of injury
- Otorrhea 388.60
- blood 388.69
Information for Patients
Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.
A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:
- Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
- Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
- Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
- Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.
Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.
- Aural polyps
- Benign ear cyst or tumor
- Ear discharge
- Ear emergencies
- Ear examination
- Eardrum repair
- Ruptured eardrum
- Wax blockage