ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 562.10

Dvrtclo colon w/o hmrhg

Diagnosis Code 562.10

ICD-9: 562.10
Short Description: Dvrtclo colon w/o hmrhg
Long Description: Diverticulosis of colon (without mention of hemorrhage)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 562.10

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
    • Other diseases of intestines and peritoneum (560-569)
      • 562 Diverticula of intestine

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of intestine due to diverticular disease
  • Complicated diverticular disease
  • Diverticula of intestine
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticular disease of both small and large intestine with perforation and abscess
  • Diverticular disease of both small and large intestine without perforation or abscess
  • Diverticular disease of colon
  • Diverticular disease of large intestine
  • Diverticular disease of left side of colon
  • Diverticular disease of right side of colon
  • Diverticulosis of cecum
  • Diverticulosis of colon with perforation
  • Diverticulosis of colon without diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis of large intestine without diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis of rectosigmoid
  • Diverticulosis of rectum
  • Diverticulosis of sigmoid colon
  • Perforated diverticulum
  • Pseudodiverticulum of the rectum
  • Simple diverticular disease
  • Solitary diverticulum of cecum
  • Solitary diverticulum of left side of colon

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Also called: Diverticular disease

Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. If you have these pouches, you have a condition called diverticulosis. It becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over age 60 have it. Doctors believe the main cause is a low-fiber diet.

Most people with diverticulosis don't have symptoms. Sometimes it causes mild cramps, bloating or constipation. Diverticulosis is often found through tests ordered for something else. For example, it is often found during a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. A high-fiber diet and mild pain reliever will often relieve symptoms.

If the pouches become inflamed or infected, you have a condition called diverticulitis. The most common symptom is abdominal pain, usually on the left side. You may also have fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation. In serious cases, diverticulitis can lead to bleeding, tears, or blockages. Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose it. Treatment may include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a liquid diet. A serious case may require a hospital stay or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bland diet
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis and diverticulosis - discharge
  • Large bowel resection - discharge
  • Low-residue fiber diet
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Total colectomy or proctocolectomy - discharge
  • Virtual colonoscopy

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