ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 750.6

Congenital hiatus hernia

Diagnosis Code 750.6

ICD-9: 750.6
Short Description: Congenital hiatus hernia
Long Description: Congenital hiatus hernia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 750.6

Code Classification
  • Congenital anomalies
    • Congenital anomalies (740-759)
      • 750 Other congenital anomalies of upper alimentary tract

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Q40.1 - Congenital hiatus hernia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 750.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Displacement, displaced
      • cardia, through esophageal hiatus 750.6
    • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
      • esophageal hiatus (sliding) 553.3
        • congenital 750.6
      • hiatal (esophageal) (sliding) 553.3
        • congenital 750.6
      • paraesophageal 553.3
        • congenital 750.6

Information for Patients

Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Intersex

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Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle wall that separates the stomach from the chest. The diaphragm helps keep acid from coming up into the esophagus. When you have a hiatal hernia, it's easier for the acid to come up. The leaking of acid from the stomach into the esophagus is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD may cause symptoms such as

  • Heartburn
  • Problems swallowing
  • A dry cough
  • Bad breath

Hiatal hernias are common, especially in people over age 50. If you have symptoms, eating small meals, avoiding certain foods, not smoking or drinking alcohol, and losing weight may help. Your doctor may recommend antacids or other medicines. If these don't help, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia

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