(2022) How To Code Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 – List With Codes & Guidelines
This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Bilateral Inguinal Hernia
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 Causes
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 can occur for a variety of reasons. Abrupt or prolonged stress or pressure on the abdominal wall can cause a hernia, for example, during heavy work or sports. In some cases a number of factors may play a role in the occurrence of bilateral inguinal hernia ICD 10 from weakened or overloaded groin and lower abdominal muscles. It may be that the weakening of the abdominal walls is an innate characteristic.
Bilateral hernias can take a long time depending on the cause. Causes include:
- overweight or obesity
- prolonged standing
- smoking (smoking leads to a weakening of connective tissue)
- excessive coughing
- lifting heavy objects
- sudden explosive movements
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 Symptoms
A Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 in newborns and children is the result of a weakness of the abdominal wall present at birth. In the case of a hernia, signs and symptoms are a bulge in the lateral area of the pubic bone, which becomes apparent when the patient walks upright or coughs or tenses.
Infants may be irritable and have less appetite than usual. A hernia can be visible when they cry, cough, or strain when defecating. Older children are more likely to develop a hernia if they cough, make an effort to defecate or stand still for a long time.
Other symptoms include:
- burning or pain in the lump
- pain or discomfort in the groin when bending, coughing, lifting or pulling heavily
- a feeling of weakness or pressure in the groin
- pain and swelling of the testicles
- protruding from the intestine
- descending into the scrotum
Strangled hernias can be life-threatening if left untreated. A confined hernia can be strangled by cutting off blood flow to the tissue trapped in it. The patient will not be able to squeeze out the hernia because the contents of the hernia are trapped in the caged abdominal wall. The signs and symptoms of a strangled hernia include:
- a sudden pain that worsens
- a hernia that arches and turns red, purple or dark
- the inability to move or pass gas.
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 Diagnosis
If left untreated a Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 can develop into a more serious condition. The health care provider will perform a physical exam to detect a hernia. The patient may be asked to cough or make an effort to see if it comes out. The provider will also ask if there is a family history as hernias tend to occur in the family.
An X-ray or CT scan of the abdominal cavity is ordered to examine the fracture and determine whether it can be strangled or locked up. These are common in both men and women. They occur when soft tissues protrude from the area of weakness or defect in the lower abdominal muscles. They are usually located in the groin area.
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 Treatment
In Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ICD 10 repair, a surgeon pushes the bulging tissue out of the abdomen and seams the part of the abdominal wall that contains the defect. This procedure is called hernia or open hernia repair.
Surgery may or may not be necessary if the hernia does not improve after surgery. In some cases, an untreated hernia can be life-threatening. There are side effects and risks associated with surgery, but most people have positive results.
ICD 10 Code For Bilateral Inguinal Hernia
ICD 10 CM K40.21 Bilateral inguinal hernia without obstruction or gangrene recurrent
ICD 10 CM K40.20 Bilateral inguinal hernia without obstruction or gangrene not specified as recurrent
ICD 10 CM K40.0 Bilateral inguinal hernia with obstruction without gangrene
ICD 10 CM K40.00 Bilateral inguinal hernia with obstruction without
ICD 10 CM K40.01 Bilateral inguinal hernia with obstruction without