I70.21: Atherosclerosis of arteries of extremities: pelvic-limb type, with claudication at a distance of 200m or more
Deposits have formed in the arteries in your pelvis and your leg. As a result, you have symptoms.
The arteries carry the blood from the heart to the body. In your case, fats and calcium have been deposited in the wall of the arteries in your pelvis and your leg. This can make the wall of the arteries harder and thicker. The deposits can also cause the arteries to get narrower. Then, sometimes, not enough blood can get to the pelvis and the legs.
The deposits are causing you some problems. If you do something strenuous and walk for distances of over 200 meters, you get pain in your legs.
Various risk factors can favor deposits in blood vessels. These include, for example, smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure. Avoiding these risk factors can slow the progress of the disorder. This can also help prevent problems arising from the disorder.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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