Diagnosis Code 787.62
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.
- R15.1 - Fecal smearing
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 787.62 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Smearing, fecal 787.62
- Soiling, fecal 787.62
Information for Patients
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.
- Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
- 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
- Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)