Fecal incontinence R15-

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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.
  • fecal incontinence of nonorganic origin (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F98.1

    Encopresis not due to a substance or known physiological condition

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    Applicable To
    • Functional encopresis
    • Incontinence of feces of nonorganic origin
    • Psychogenic encopresis
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the cause of any coexisting constipation.
Includes Help
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • encopresis NOS
Clinical Information
  • 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
    • constipation
    • damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
    • diarrhea
    • pelvic support problems
    treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.
  • 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