M10.25: Drug-induced gout Pelvic region and thigh
You have gout that is causing joint inflammation in your pelvis or hip.
The pelvis consists of two large pelvic bones. A joint connects these pelvic bones to the sacrum at the back of the body. The sacral spine is the bottom part of the spine. The two pelvic bones plus the sacrum form a bony pelvic ring or girdle. In front, the two pelvic bones are tightly joined to one another by ligaments and cartilage fiber. The hip joint connects the pelvis to the thighbone (femur). The hip joint is located to the outside of the pelvis.
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.
As a result of medication, uric acid crystals have been deposited in your joint.
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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