Diagnosis Code 556.4
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.
- K51.40 - Inflammatory polyps of colon without complications (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.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 556.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Pseudopolyposis, colon 556.4
Information for Patients
Also called: Colitis, Distal colitis, Pancolitis, Ulcerative proctitis
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease.
UC can happen at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It tends to run in families. The most common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and blood or pus in diarrhea. Other symptoms may include
- Severe tiredness
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Sores on the skin
- Joint pain
- Growth failure in children
About half of people with UC have mild symptoms.
Doctors use blood tests, stool tests, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, and imaging tests to diagnose UC. Several types of drugs can help control it. Some people have long periods of remission, when they are free of symptoms. In severe cases, doctors must remove the colon.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Large bowel resection
- Large bowel resection - discharge
- Low-residue fiber diet
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- Total colectomy or proctocolectomy - discharge
- Total proctocolectomy and ileal - anal pouch
- Total proctocolectomy with ileostomy
- Toxic megacolon
- Ulcerative colitis
- Ulcerative colitis - discharge
- Virtual colonoscopy