K36: Other appendicitis
You have appendicitis.
Appendicitis simply means inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is usually located on the right side attached to the first part of the large intestine. The first part of the large intestine is also known as the cecum.
If the appendix is inflamed, this can cause various symptoms. Severe abdominal pain is common. The abdomen may also be very painful to the touch. You may feel nauseated and may vomit. A high temperature is common.
Your appendix may be constantly or repeatedly inflamed.
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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