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Treatment for acute kidney failure involves identifying the illness or injury that originally damaged your kidneys. Your treatment options depend on what's causing your kidney failure. Commonly used ICD-10 codes for AKI.
ICD-10 code for diarrhea, Symptoms of Diarrhea, Treatment for Diarrhea, bowel syndrome

ICD-10 Codes for Diarrhea

Diarrhea — loose, watery, and possibly more-frequent bowel movements — is a common problem. Luckily, diarrhea is usually short-lived, lasting no more than a few days. But, when diarrhea lasts for weeks, it usually indicates that’s there’s another problem.

If you have diarrhea for weeks or longer, you may have a condition such as irritable bowel disorder, or a more serious disorder, such as a persistent infection or inflammatory bowel disease.

Symptoms of Diarrhea

Signs and symptoms associated with diarrhea may include loose and watery stools, abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, fever, blood in the stool, mucus in the stool, bloating, nausea, urgent need to have a bowel movement. You need to see a doctor if your diarrhea persists beyond a few days, you become dehydrated, you have severe abdominal or rectal pain, you have bloody or black stools, you have a fever above 102 F.

Treatment for Diarrhea

Most cases of diarrhea clear on their own within a couple of days without treatment. If you’ve tried lifestyle changes and home remedies for diarrhea without success, your doctor might recommend medications or other treatments. Antibiotics might help treat diarrhea caused by bacteria or parasites. If a virus is causing your diarrhea, antibiotics won’t help. Your doctor likely will advise you to replace the fluids and salts. For most adults, that means drinking water, juice, or broth. If drinking liquids upsets your stomach or causes vomiting, your doctor might recommend getting IV fluids. Water is a good way to replace fluids, but it doesn’t contain the salts and electrolytes — minerals such as sodium and potassium — that are essential for your body to function. You can help maintain your electrolyte levels by drinking fruit juices for potassium or eating soups for sodium. But certain fruit juices, such as apple juice, might make diarrhea worse. If your doctor determines that an antibiotic caused your diarrhea, he or she might lower your dose or switch to another medication. If your diarrhea is caused by a more serious condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease, your doctor will work to control that condition. You might be referred to a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist, who can help devise a treatment plan for you.

The table below includes the most commonly used ICD-10 codes for diarrhea:

ICD-10 Chapter Codes Code Description
14 N17.0 Acute kidney failure with tubular necrosis
14 N17.1 Acute kidney failure with acute cortical necrosis
14 N17.2 Acute kidney failure with medullary necrosis
14 N17.8 Other acute kidney failure
14 N17.9 Acute kidney failure, unspecified
15 O90.4 Postpartum acute kidney failure

Author: Tonoya Ahmed

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