ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 784.8

Hemorrhage from throat

Diagnosis Code 784.8

ICD-9: 784.8
Short Description: Hemorrhage from throat
Long Description: Hemorrhage from throat
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 784.8

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 784 Symptoms involving head and neck

Information for Patients

Bleeding Disorders

Also called: Clotting disorders

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. For blood to clot, your body needs cells called platelets and proteins known as clotting factors. If you have a bleeding disorder, you either do not have enough platelets or clotting factors or they don't work the way they should.

Bleeding disorders can be the result of other diseases, such as severe liver disease. They can also be inherited. Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. Bleeding disorders can also be a side effect of medicines.

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Bleeding time
  • Congenital afibrinogenemia
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
  • Factor II deficiency
  • Factor V deficiency
  • Factor VII deficiency
  • Factor X deficiency
  • Factor XII (Hageman factor) deficiency
  • Fibrin degradation products
  • Fibrinogen
  • Fibrinopeptide A blood test
  • Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn
  • Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome
  • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
  • Prothrombin time (PT)

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Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the upward movement of stomach acids into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
  • Pharyngitis - inflammation of the pharynx
  • Cancers
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

  • Acute upper airway obstruction
  • Epiglottitis
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Herpangina
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Strep throat
  • Throat swab culture

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