M10.00: Idiopathic gout Multiple sites
You have gout that is causing inflammation in some of your joints.
An inflammation in the joints can cause various symptoms. Typical is a swollen, painful joint. The skin above the joint may also be red. It may also no longer be possible to move the joint as usual.
Your joint inflammation has been caused by gout. With gout, uric acid crystals are deposited in the joint. This can happen when someone has too much uric acid in their blood, for example. There are various reasons why you can have too much uric acid in your blood. There is an increase in uric acid in the blood when someone eats a lot of meat or drinks a lot of alcohol, for example. Uric acid is excreted by the kidney. So one may also have too much uric acid in the blood if the kidney ceases to function correctly.
Your metabolism has also changed. When the metabolism changes like this, the person is unable to break down or excrete as much uric acid as usual. As a result there may be more uric acid in the blood.
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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