Diagnosis Code 787.61
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- R15.0 - Incomplete defecation
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 787.61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Incomplete - SEE ALSO See Also
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- defecation 787.61
Information for Patients
Also called: BM, Feces, Poop, Stool
A bowel movement is the last stop in the movement of food through your digestive tract. Your stool passes out of your body through the rectum and anus. Another name for stool is feces. It is made of what is left after your digestive system (stomach, small intestine, and colon) absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink.
Sometimes a bowel movement isn't normal. Diarrhea happens when stool passes through the large intestine too quickly. Constipation occurs when stool passes through the large intestine too slowly. Bowel incontinence is a problem controlling your bowel movements. Other abnormalities with bowel movements may be a sign of a digestive problem.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Daily bowel care program
- External incontinence devices
- Fecal culture
- Fecal smear
- Stool guaiac test
- Stools - floating
- Stools - foul smelling
- Stools - pale or clay-colored