ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 787.99

Digestve syst symptm NEC

Diagnosis Code 787.99

ICD-9: 787.99
Short Description: Digestve syst symptm NEC
Long Description: Other symptoms involving digestive system
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 787.99

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 787 Symptoms involving digestive system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abnormal defecation
  • Abnormal excretory function
  • Abnormal gastric electrical activity
  • Abnormal small bowel motility
  • Absent excretory function
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • Altered bowel function
  • Bile pigment regurgitation
  • Bile pigment retention
  • Change in stool caliber
  • Cholesterol crystal nucleation in bile
  • Constipation alternates with diarrhea
  • Decreased excretory function
  • Decreased frequency of defecation
  • Decreased peristalsis
  • Defecation reflex abnormal - constipated
  • Deranged intestinal motility
  • Descending perineum syndrome
  • Digestive gland sign or symptom
  • Digestive symptom
  • Discharge from anus
  • Disharmony of gingival contour
  • Edentulous interarch space limited
  • Erosion of esophageal tumor into bronchus
  • Erosion of esophageal tumor into trachea
  • Excessive fluid in stomach
  • Frequent defecation
  • Gagging
  • Gastrointestinal sensation altered
  • Incomplete passage of stool
  • Increased digestive peristalsis
  • Increased excretory function
  • Increased frequency of defecation
  • Increased gastric electrical activity
  • Increased gastric tonus
  • Increased intestinal motility
  • Increased large bowel motility
  • Increased small bowel motility
  • Infrequent bowel action
  • Ischiorectal lump
  • Lacking desire for stool
  • Lip incompetence
  • Liver firm
  • Liver problem
  • Liver soft
  • Liver tender
  • Loss of awareness of need for stool
  • Murphy's sign
  • Nodule of liver
  • On examination - dry tongue
  • On examination - per rectum - rectal mass
  • Pain associated with defecation
  • Painful straining for stool
  • Pressure indents rectal mass
  • Pus in vomit O/E
  • Rectal discharge
  • Rectal mass
  • Rectal symptoms
  • Rectal tenesmus
  • Reflux
  • Regurgitates food
  • Regurgitation
  • Regurgitation of food
  • Small bowel peristaltic rush
  • Soft stool
  • Soiling symptom
  • Straining at stool
  • Swallows quickly
  • Tenderness of digestive structure
  • Tenesmus
  • Tenesmus - anal
  • Tenesmus present
  • Unable to distinguish stool and flatus
  • Urgent desire for stool
  • Weak anal sphincter

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 787.99 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Digestive diseases
  • Fecal fat
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Stools - floating
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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