Fecal incontinence (R15)

Clinical Information for Fecal incontinence (R15)

Fecal Incontinence - Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.

Encopresis - Incontinence of feces not due to organic defect or illness.

Instructional Notations

Includes Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

  • encopresis NOS

Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • fecal incontinence of nonorganic origin F98.1