ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R15.9

Full incontinence of feces

Diagnosis Code R15.9

ICD-10: R15.9
Short Description: Full incontinence of feces
Long Description: Full incontinence of feces
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R15.9

Valid for Submission
The code R15.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Fecal incontinence (R15)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R15.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 787.60 - Full incontinence-feces

  • Abnormal defecation
  • Abnormal defecation
  • Abnormal defecation
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • Bowels: occasional accident
  • Complete fecal incontinence
  • Desire for stool finding
  • Digestive symptom
  • Double incontinence
  • Encopresis
  • Encopresis symptom
  • Encopresis with constipation AND overflow incontinence
  • Fecal fluid leakage
  • Fecal incontinence due to anorectal disorder
  • Finding of integrity of anal sphincter
  • Finding related to awareness of bowel function
  • Finding related to awareness of bowel function
  • Finding related to awareness of bowel function
  • Idiopathic fecal incontinence
  • Incontinence of feces
  • Lacking desire for stool
  • Loss of awareness of need for stool
  • Neuromyopathic fecal incontinence
  • Organic encopresis
  • Primary organic encopresis
  • Secondary organic encopresis
  • Soiling
  • Soiling - encopresis
  • Soiling symptom
  • Sphincter ani incontinence
  • Spurious diarrhea - overflow
  • Unable to distinguish stool and flatus
  • Unaware of passing feces

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R15.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bowel Incontinence

Also called: Encopresis, Fecal incontinence, Stool soiling

Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.

Causes include

  • Constipation
  • Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
  • Diarrhea
  • Pelvic support problems

Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bowel incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Encopresis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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