ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K62.7

Radiation proctitis

Diagnosis Code K62.7

ICD-10: K62.7
Short Description: Radiation proctitis
Long Description: Radiation proctitis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K62.7

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The code K62.7 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Other diseases of anus and rectum (K62)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K62.7 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute radiation enteritis
  • Acute radiation proctitis
  • Chronic radiation proctitis
  • Perforating inflammation of rectum caused by radiation
  • Perforation of rectum
  • Radiation proctitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K62.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Radiation Therapy

    Also called: Brachytherapy, Radiotherapy

    Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment. It uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading. About half of all cancer patients receive it. The radiation may be external, from special machines, or internal, from radioactive substances that a doctor places inside your body. The type of radiation therapy you receive depends on many factors, including

    • The type of cancer
    • The size of the cancer
    • The cancer's location in the body
    • How close the cancer is to normal tissues that are sensitive to radiation
    • How far into the body the radiation needs to travel
    • Your general health and medical history
    • Whether you will have other types of cancer treatment
    • Other factors, such as your age and other medical conditions

    Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells. Treatment must be carefully planned to minimize side effects. Common side effects include skin changes and fatigue. Other side effects depend on the part of your body being treated.

    Sometimes radiation is used with other treatments, like surgery or chemotherapy.

    NIH: National Cancer Institute

    • Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects: What to Do about Changes When You Urinate - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects: What to Do about Feeling Sick to Your Stomach and Throwing Up (Nausea and Vomiting) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects: What to Do When You Have Loose Stools (Diarrhea) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • Oral mucositis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Radiation enteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Radiation therapy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Radiation therapy -- skin care (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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    Rectal Disorders

    The rectum is the lower part of your large intestine where your body stores stool. Problems with rectum are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, incontinence and cancer.

    Many people are embarrassed to talk about rectal troubles. But seeing your doctor about problems in this area is important. This is especially true if you have pain or bleeding. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.

    NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    • Anorectal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Digital rectal exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
    • Proctitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Rectal biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Rectal prolapse (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Rectal prolapse repair (Medical Encyclopedia)

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