Hepatomegaly ICD 10, Hepatomegaly, ICD 10 Hepatomegaly

(2022) How To Code Hepatomegaly ICD 10 – List With Codes & Guidelines

This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Hepatomegaly.

Hepatomegaly ICD 10 Causes

Causes of Hepatomegaly ICD 10 (enlarged liver) include:

  • inflammation of the liver
  • obesity
  • infections such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • medications
  • alcohol
  • toxins
  • autoimmune diseases in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue
  • metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors for cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels and abdominal fat)
  • genetic disorders that cause fat, proteins and other substances to accumulate
  • blood flow issues to the liver

Abnormal growth is due to cysts or tumors that begin to spread in the liver. Problems with blood flow are due to conditions such as congestive heart failure (a condition in which the heart cannot pump blood to the heart), liver vein thrombosis (clogging of the veins in the liver) and venoclusive disease (a blockage of small veins in and around the liver or both ).

Hepatomegaly ICD 10 Symptoms

Hepatomegaly ICD 10 causes an enlarged liver, so patients may experience serious symptoms such as:

  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
  • muscle pain
  • fatigue
  • itching
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • muscle mass
  • loss of appetite
  • swelling of the feet and legs
  • slight swelling
  • weight loss
  • increased abdominal size.

All these symptoms require evaluation by a doctor. Call 911 or seek emergency medical attention for patients with severe abdominal pain, fever, jaundice (bloody coffee grounds), vomiting, shortness of breath, black or tar stools or bright red blood on the stool. These symptoms are considered a medical emergency.

Hepatomegaly ICD 10 Diagnosis

To diagnose Hepatomegaly ICD 10, the doctor will perform a physical examination to determine whether the liver is larger than it should be. He or she can perform an ERCP procedure to check for problems with the ducts and tubes carrying bile. The doctor may also order blood tests to determine the cause. They can also perform imaging tests, such as a CT scan (a powerful X-ray) or an MRI (using a strong magnet and radio waves) or ultrasound (using sound waves).

They may also want to perform a liver biopsy (a small sample of cells) to look for possible causes. An MRCP is a special type of MRI that can help to detect these kinds of problems.

Hepatomegaly ICD 10 Treatment

Treatment of a Hepatomegaly ICD 10 depends on the cause of the enlarged liver. Lifestyle changes can contribute to liver enlargement caused by accumulation of fat in the liver or alcohol consumption. These changes can include weight loss by reducing or eliminating alcohol, a healthy diet, and more exercise and physical activity.

ICD 10 Code For Hepatomegaly

ICD 10 CM R16.0 Hepatomegaly not elsewhere classified

Related ICD 10 Codes:

ICD 10 CM R16 Hepatomegaly and splenomegaly not elsewhere classified
ICD 10 CM R16.0 Hepatomegaly not elsewhere classified
ICD 10 CM R16.1 Splenomegaly not elsewhere classified
ICD 10 CM R16.2 Hepatomegaly with splenomegaly not elsewhere classified

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