R15: Faecal incontinence
You cannot hold in your stool properly.
The anus is surrounded by the sphincter muscle and many muscles in the pelvis. These muscles are important for us to be able to hold in our stool. Various disease result in the muscles no longer working properly together. You are not able to hold in the stool.
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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