Diagnosis Code 777.9
Information for Medical Professionals
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Newborn diagnoses: Age of 0 years; a subset of diagnoses intended only for newborns and neonates.
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- P78.9 - Perinatal digestive system disorder, unspecified
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 777.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Disorder - SEE ALSO See Also
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- digestive 536.9
- gastrointestinal (functional) NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the index represents “other specified” when a specific code is not available for a condition the index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the tabular. 536.9
Information for Patients
Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases
When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.
Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.
There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have
- Blood in your stool
- Changes in bowel habits
- Severe abdominal pain
- Unintentional weight loss
- Heartburn not relieved by antacids
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Digestive diseases
- Fecal fat
- Gastrointestinal fistula
- Gastrointestinal perforation
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
- Mesenteric angiography
- Stools - floating
- Upper GI and small bowel series
Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems
It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.
Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.
- Caput succedaneum
- Crying - excessive (0-6 months)
- Failure to thrive
- Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn
- Home apnea monitor use - infants
- Hyperglycemia - infants
- Hyperviscosity - newborn
- Hypocalcemia - infants
- Intussusception (children)
- Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
- Neonatal sepsis
- Neutropenia - infants
- Pyloric stenosis
- Spasmus nutans
- Tongue tie
- Tracheomalacia - acquired
- Transient tachypnea - newborn