ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V18.59

Fam hx digest disord NEC

Diagnosis Code V18.59

ICD-9: V18.59
Short Description: Fam hx digest disord NEC
Long Description: Family history of other digestive disorders
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V18.59

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V18 Family history of certain other specific conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z83.79 - Family history of other diseases of the digestive system

  • Familial duodenal ulcer associated with rapid gastric emptying
  • Family history of celiac disease
  • Family history of chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Family history of diverticulitis of colon
  • Family history of intestinal obstruction
  • Family history of irritable colon
  • Family history: Biliary disease
  • Family history: Colitis
  • Family history: Crohn's disease
  • Family history: Duodenal ulcer
  • Family history: Gallbladder disease
  • Family history: Gastric ulcer
  • Family history: Gastrointestinal disease
  • Family history: Hepatitis
  • Family history: Liver disease
  • Family history: Peptic ulceration
  • Family history: Ulcerative colitis
  • Maternal nutritional disorder

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V18.59 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • family
        • digestive disorders V18.59
        • disease or disorder (of)
          • digestive V18.59

Information for Patients

Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Digestive diseases
  • Fecal fat
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Stools - floating
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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