ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 937

Foreign body anus/rectum

Diagnosis Code 937

ICD-9: 937
Short Description: Foreign body anus/rectum
Long Description: Foreign body in anus and rectum
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 937

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Effects of foreign body entering through orifice (930-939)
      • 937 Foreign body in anus and rectum

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 937 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Chordoma (M9370/3) - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
    • Foreign body
      • entering through orifice (current) (old)
        • anus 937
        • rectosigmoid 937
          • junction 937
        • rectum 937

Information for Patients

Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal

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