Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
Fecal incontinence R15
Fecal incontinence R15-
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as R15. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
- A disorder characterized by inability to control the escape of stool from the rectum.
- 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. More than 5.5 million americans have bowel incontinence. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging.causes include
treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.
- damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
- pelvic support problems
- Change in normal bowel habits characterized by involuntary passage of stool
- Failure of control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus; it may be either psychogenic or organic in origin.
- Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.
- Inability to control the escape of stool from the rectum.
- Inability to hold stool in the rectum.
- Involuntary defecation
- Involuntary defecation.
- R15 Fecal incontinence
- R15.0 Incomplete defecation
- R15.1 Fecal smearing
- R15.2 Fecal urgency
- R15.9 Full incontinence of feces