Elimination Disorders – Definitions & ICD 11 Codes

Definition of Elimination Disorders: Elimination disorders include the repeated voiding of urine into clothes or bed (enuresis) and the repeated passage of faeces in inappropriate places (encopresis). Elimination disorders should only be diagnosed after the individual has reached a developmental age when continence is ordinarily expected (5 years for enuresis and 4 years for encopresis). The urinary or faecal incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bladder or bowel control. An Elimination disorder should not be diagnosed if the behaviour is fully attributable to another health condition that causes incontinence, congenital or acquired abnormalities of the urinary tract or bowel, or excessive use of laxatives or diuretics.

Enuresis

Definition of Enuresis: Enuresis is the repeated voiding of urine into clothes or bed, which may occur during the day or at night, in an individual who has reached a developmental age when urinary continence is ordinarily expected (5 years). The urinary incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bladder control. In most cases, the behaviour is involuntary but in some cases it appears intentional. Enuresis should not be diagnosed if unintentional voiding of urine is due to a health condition that interferes with continence (e.g., diseases of the nervous system or musculoskeletal disorders) or by congenital or acquired abnormalities of the urinary tract.

ICD 11 Code For Enuresis

  6C00  Enuresis

Inclusions:

  • Functional enuresis
  • Psychogenic enuresis
  • Urinary incontinence of nonorganic origin

Exclusions:

  • Stress incontinence (MF50.20)
  • Urge Incontinence (MF50.21)
  • Functional urinary incontinence (MF50.23)
  • Overflow Incontinence (MF50.2)
  • Reflex incontinence (MF50.24)
  • Extraurethral urinary incontinence (MF50.2)

6C00.0 Nocturnal enuresis

Definition of Nocturnal enuresis: Nocturnal enuresis refers to repeated voiding of urine into clothes or bed that occurs only during sleep (i.e., during the night) in an individual who has reached a developmental age when urinary continence is ordinarily expected (5 years). The urinary incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bladder control. In most cases, the behaviour is involuntary but in some cases it appears intentional.

6C00.1 Diurnal enuresis

Definition of Diurnal enuresis: Diurnal enuresis refers to repeated voiding of urine into clothes that occurs only during waking hours in an individual who has reached a developmental age when urinary continence is ordinarily expected (5 years). The urinary incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bladder control. In most cases, the behaviour is involuntary but in some cases it appears intentional.

6C00.2 Nocturnal and diurnal enuresis

Definition of Nocturnal and diurnal enuresis: Nocturnal and diurnal enuresis refers to repeated voiding of urine into clothes or bed that occurs both during sleep (i.e., during the night) and during waking hours in an individual who has reached a developmental age when urinary continence is ordinarily expected (5 years). The urinary incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bladder control. In most cases, the behaviour is involuntary but in some cases it appears intentional.

6C00.Z Enuresis unspecified

Encopresis

Definition of Encopresis: Encopresis is the repeated passage of faeces in inappropriate places. Encopresis should be diagnosed if inappropriate passage of faeces occurs repeatedly (e.g., at least once per month over a period of several months) in an individual who has reached the developmental age when faecal continence is ordinarily expected (4 years). The faecal incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bowel control. Encopresis should not be diagnosed if faecal soiling is fully attributable to another health condition (e.g., aganglionic megacolon, spina bifida, dementia), congenital or acquired abnormalities of the bowel, gastrointestinal infection, or excessive use of laxatives.

ICD 11 Code For Encopresis

  6C01  Encopresis

6C01.0 Encopresis with constipation or overflow incontinence

Definition of Encopresis with constipation or overflow incontinence: Encopresis is the repeated passage of faeces in inappropriate places occurring repeatedly (e.g., at least once per month over a period of several months) in an individual who has reached the developmental age when faecal continence is ordinarily expected (4 years). The faecal incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bowel control. Encopresis with constipation and overflow incontinence is the most common form of faecal soiling, and involves retention and impaction of faeces. Stools are typically— but not always— poorly formed (loose or liquid) and leakage may range from occasional to continuous. There is often a history of toilet avoidance leading to constipation.

6C01.1 Encopresis without constipation or overflow incontinence

Definition of Encopresis without constipation or overflow incontinence: Encopresis is the repeated passage of faeces in inappropriate places occurring repeatedly (e.g., at least once per month over a period of several months) in an individual who has reached the developmental age when faecal continence is ordinarily expected (4 years). The faecal incontinence may have been present from birth (i.e., an atypical extension of normal infantile incontinence), or may have arisen following a period of acquired bowel control. Encopresis without constipation and overflow is not associated with retention and impaction of faeces, but rather reflects reluctance, resistance or failure to conform to social norms in defecating in acceptable places in the context of normal physiological control over defecation. Stools are typically of normal consistency and inappropriate defecation is likely to be intermittent.

6C01.Z Encopresis unspecified

Elimination disorders unspecified

ICD 11 Code For Elimination disorders unspecified

  6C0Z  Elimination disorders unspecified

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.