K64.4: Residual haemorrhoidal skin tags

You have loose skin folds on your anus.

If the blood in the blood vessels of the last intestinal segment cannot flow properly, these blood vessels may become enlarged. That can occur for instance with inflammations in the intestines or with constipation. The likelihood of enlarged blood vessels is increased by being overweight, a low-fiber diet and frequent sitting, for example. The enlarged blood vessels may cause pain, bleeding or a discharge. You may also have blood in your feces. Your anus may also be itchy. But you may also have no symptoms.

The anus is located at the end of the intestines and is ring-shaped. A sphincter muscle in the last segment of the intestines ensures that we only intentionally excrete feces through the anus.

In the past, you had abnormally enlarged blood vessels in your intestines. From the abnormally enlarged blood vessels, loose skin folds remain. Most of the time, the skin folds do not cause any symptoms. But they may be itchy.

Additional indicator

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

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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