ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 787.62

Fecal smearing

Diagnosis Code 787.62

ICD-9: 787.62
Short Description: Fecal smearing
Long Description: Fecal smearing
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 787.62

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 787 Symptoms involving digestive system

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Bowel Incontinence

Also called: Encopresis, Stool soiling

Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.

Causes include

  • Constipation
  • Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
  • Diarrhea
  • Pelvic support problems

Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bowel incontinence
  • Encopresis
  • Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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