ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 786.00

Respiratory abnorm NOS

Diagnosis Code 786.00

ICD-9: 786.00
Short Description: Respiratory abnorm NOS
Long Description: Respiratory abnormality, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 786.00

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 786 Symptoms involving respiratory system and other chest symptoms

Information for Patients

Breathing Problems

When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems are from a stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.

Many conditions can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. So can problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system. Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. Stress caused by anxiety can also make it hard for you to breathe. If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Breathing difficulty - lying down
  • Home apnea monitor use - infants
  • How to breathe when you are short of breath
  • How to Properly Put On, Take Off a Disposable Respirator (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
  • Palliative care - shortness of breath
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Stridor
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Traveling with breathing problems
  • Turbinate surgery
  • Wheezing

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