ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 698.0

Pruritus ani

Diagnosis Code 698.0

ICD-9: 698.0
Short Description: Pruritus ani
Long Description: Pruritus ani
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 698.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other inflammatory conditions of skin and subcutaneous tissue (690-698)
      • 698 Pruritus and related conditions

Information for Patients

Anal Disorders

Also called: Anorectal diseases

The anus is the opening of the rectum through which stool passes out of your body. Problems with the anus are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures (cracks), and cancer.

You may be embarrassed to talk about your anal troubles. But it is important to let your doctor know, especially if you have pain or bleeding. The more details you can give about your problem, the better your doctor will be able to help you. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anal fissure
  • Anal itching -- self-care
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Digital rectal exam
  • Imperforate anus
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis

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Also called: Pruritus

Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are

  • Allergic reactions
  • Eczema
  • Dry skin
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Irritating chemicals
  • Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
  • Pregnancy
  • Rashes
  • Reactions to medicines

To soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.

  • Itching
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Urticaria pigmentosa

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