Diagnosis Code R15
Information for Medical Professionals
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R15 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
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 Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
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)
Information for Patients
Also called: Encopresis, Fecal incontinence, Stool soiling
Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.
- Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
- Pelvic support problems
Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Bowel incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Encopresis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)