ICD-10-CM Code S36.5

Injury of colon

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S36.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of colon. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S36.5
Short Description:Injury of colon
Long Description:Injury of colon

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S36.50 - Unspecified injury of colon
  • S36.500 - Unspecified injury of ascending [right] colon
  • S36.500A - Unspecified injury of ascending [right] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.500D - Unspecified injury of ascending [right] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.500S - Unspecified injury of ascending [right] colon, sequela
  • S36.501 - Unspecified injury of transverse colon
  • S36.501A - Unspecified injury of transverse colon, initial encounter
  • S36.501D - Unspecified injury of transverse colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.501S - Unspecified injury of transverse colon, sequela
  • S36.502 - Unspecified injury of descending [left] colon
  • S36.502A - Unspecified injury of descending [left] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.502D - Unspecified injury of descending [left] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.502S - Unspecified injury of descending [left] colon, sequela
  • S36.503 - Unspecified injury of sigmoid colon
  • S36.503A - Unspecified injury of sigmoid colon, initial encounter
  • S36.503D - Unspecified injury of sigmoid colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.503S - Unspecified injury of sigmoid colon, sequela
  • S36.508 - Unspecified injury of other part of colon
  • S36.508A - Unspecified injury of other part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.508D - Unspecified injury of other part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.508S - Unspecified injury of other part of colon, sequela
  • S36.509 - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of colon
  • S36.509A - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.509D - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.509S - Unspecified injury of unspecified part of colon, sequela
  • S36.51 - Primary blast injury of colon
  • S36.510 - Primary blast injury of ascending [right] colon
  • S36.510A - Primary blast injury of ascending [right] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.510D - Primary blast injury of ascending [right] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.510S - Primary blast injury of ascending [right] colon, sequela
  • S36.511 - Primary blast injury of transverse colon
  • S36.511A - Primary blast injury of transverse colon, initial encounter
  • S36.511D - Primary blast injury of transverse colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.511S - Primary blast injury of transverse colon, sequela
  • S36.512 - Primary blast injury of descending [left] colon
  • S36.512A - Primary blast injury of descending [left] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.512D - Primary blast injury of descending [left] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.512S - Primary blast injury of descending [left] colon, sequela
  • S36.513 - Primary blast injury of sigmoid colon
  • S36.513A - Primary blast injury of sigmoid colon, initial encounter
  • S36.513D - Primary blast injury of sigmoid colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.513S - Primary blast injury of sigmoid colon, sequela
  • S36.518 - Primary blast injury of other part of colon
  • S36.518A - Primary blast injury of other part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.518D - Primary blast injury of other part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.518S - Primary blast injury of other part of colon, sequela
  • S36.519 - Primary blast injury of unspecified part of colon
  • S36.519A - Primary blast injury of unspecified part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.519D - Primary blast injury of unspecified part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.519S - Primary blast injury of unspecified part of colon, sequela
  • S36.52 - Contusion of colon
  • S36.520 - Contusion of ascending [right] colon
  • S36.520A - Contusion of ascending [right] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.520D - Contusion of ascending [right] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.520S - Contusion of ascending [right] colon, sequela
  • S36.521 - Contusion of transverse colon
  • S36.521A - Contusion of transverse colon, initial encounter
  • S36.521D - Contusion of transverse colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.521S - Contusion of transverse colon, sequela
  • S36.522 - Contusion of descending [left] colon
  • S36.522A - Contusion of descending [left] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.522D - Contusion of descending [left] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.522S - Contusion of descending [left] colon, sequela
  • S36.523 - Contusion of sigmoid colon
  • S36.523A - Contusion of sigmoid colon, initial encounter
  • S36.523D - Contusion of sigmoid colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.523S - Contusion of sigmoid colon, sequela
  • S36.528 - Contusion of other part of colon
  • S36.528A - Contusion of other part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.528D - Contusion of other part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.528S - Contusion of other part of colon, sequela
  • S36.529 - Contusion of unspecified part of colon
  • S36.529A - Contusion of unspecified part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.529D - Contusion of unspecified part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.529S - Contusion of unspecified part of colon, sequela
  • S36.53 - Laceration of colon
  • S36.530 - Laceration of ascending [right] colon
  • S36.530A - Laceration of ascending [right] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.530D - Laceration of ascending [right] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.530S - Laceration of ascending [right] colon, sequela
  • S36.531 - Laceration of transverse colon
  • S36.531A - Laceration of transverse colon, initial encounter
  • S36.531D - Laceration of transverse colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.531S - Laceration of transverse colon, sequela
  • S36.532 - Laceration of descending [left] colon
  • S36.532A - Laceration of descending [left] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.532D - Laceration of descending [left] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.532S - Laceration of descending [left] colon, sequela
  • S36.533 - Laceration of sigmoid colon
  • S36.533A - Laceration of sigmoid colon, initial encounter
  • S36.533D - Laceration of sigmoid colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.533S - Laceration of sigmoid colon, sequela
  • S36.538 - Laceration of other part of colon
  • S36.538A - Laceration of other part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.538D - Laceration of other part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.538S - Laceration of other part of colon, sequela
  • S36.539 - Laceration of unspecified part of colon
  • S36.539A - Laceration of unspecified part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.539D - Laceration of unspecified part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.539S - Laceration of unspecified part of colon, sequela
  • S36.59 - Other injury of colon
  • S36.590 - Other injury of ascending [right] colon
  • S36.590A - Other injury of ascending [right] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.590D - Other injury of ascending [right] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.590S - Other injury of ascending [right] colon, sequela
  • S36.591 - Other injury of transverse colon
  • S36.591A - Other injury of transverse colon, initial encounter
  • S36.591D - Other injury of transverse colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.591S - Other injury of transverse colon, sequela
  • S36.592 - Other injury of descending [left] colon
  • S36.592A - Other injury of descending [left] colon, initial encounter
  • S36.592D - Other injury of descending [left] colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.592S - Other injury of descending [left] colon, sequela
  • S36.593 - Other injury of sigmoid colon
  • S36.593A - Other injury of sigmoid colon, initial encounter
  • S36.593D - Other injury of sigmoid colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.593S - Other injury of sigmoid colon, sequela
  • S36.598 - Other injury of other part of colon
  • S36.598A - Other injury of other part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.598D - Other injury of other part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.598S - Other injury of other part of colon, sequela
  • S36.599 - Other injury of unspecified part of colon
  • S36.599A - Other injury of unspecified part of colon, initial encounter
  • S36.599D - Other injury of unspecified part of colon, subsequent encounter
  • S36.599S - Other injury of unspecified part of colon, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S36.5:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Injury of intra-abdominal organs (S36)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Colonic Diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Wounds and Injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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