K56.6: Other and unspecified intestinal obstruction
Your intestines are constricted.
The intestines are made up of the small intestine and the large intestine or colon. Most of the nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. The large intestine (colon) is where water and salt are withdrawn from the stool. The last segment of the large intestine (colon) is the rectum. Stool then leaves the body through the anus.
The intestines are like a tube. There is a hollow space on the inside. The intestinal wall lies around this hollow space. The intestines can be constricted for instance by scars in them. Among other things, scars may develop if the intestines were inflamed for a considerable time.
If the intestines are constricted, you may have problems with your bowel movement. You may also have abdominal pain. It is possible that you will have to vomit. If the intestines are much narrower than usual, they can also become completely obstructed. In that case, you will usually be very sick.
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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