This article outlines the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and ICD 10 CM code for Hematemesis.
Hematemesis ICD 10 Symptoms
Hematemesis ICD 10 can be reported when Hematemesis is diagnosed. A patient can have the following symptoms:
- blurred vision
- fast heartbeat
- change in breathing
- tight skin
- severe abdominal pain
- vomiting of blood
Vomiting blood can indicate a serious medical emergency. Several symptoms can occur with vomiting of the blood. These include, but are not limited to, nausea, abdominal pain, abdominal pain and vomiting of stomach contents. There are many potential health problems that could cause the patient to vomit blood.
Hematemesis ICD 10 Diagnosis
Before hematemesis ICD 10 is reported, the doctor may order imaging tests to examine the body. Imaging can detect abnormalities in the body, such as torn organs or abnormal growth. The most common imaging tests used for this purpose are CT scans and endoscopy machines that allow the doctor to look into the stomach, as well as ultrasound, X-rays and MRI.
The doctor will order an upper endoscopy to look for blood in the stomach. The doctor places a small, flexible tube, an endoscope, through the mouth into the stomach or small intestine. A fiber optic camera in the endoscope allows the doctor to see the stomach contents and examine for bleeding. Upper endoscopies are performed while the patient is sedated.
A biopsy is performed to determine the source of the bleeding, which can come from an inflammatory, infectious or carcinogenic source. The doctor may also order a blood test to check the complete blood count. This test helps in assessing the amount of blood that has been lost. Depending on the complete blood count, the doctor can order additional tests.
Hematemesis ICD 10 Treatments
After Hematemesis ICD 10 is diagnosed, treatment can be given to the patient. Treatment of hematemesis ICD 10 depends on what causes the patient to vomit blood. Medications can be administered to reduce the amount of acid that the patients stomach produces. This can help if hematemesis ICD 10 causes ulcers.
The healthcare provider can use heat to close the tear. The patient may need medication to prevent blood flow from the injury or tear. Endoscopy can be used to treat the cause of bleeding. If the doctor clamps the tissue into the tear, a cure (blood transfusion) may be required if the patient loses large amounts of blood.
An angiogram is performed to look for and stop bleeding in an artery. For X-ray, a contrast fluid is injected into the artery and the blood flow is taken.
The doctor needs to know if the patient has an allergic reaction to the contrast fluid. The patient may need surgery to remove an obstruction or tumor. Surgery may be necessary if the patient has severe bleeding or if other treatments do not work. Surgery is used to fix a tear in the lining of the stomach or intestine.
ICD 10 CM Code For Hematemesis
ICD 10 CM K92.0: Hematemesis