The Harmful and icd 10 code for Nausea and Vomiting

February 2, 2017

Most people think that some diseases as headache, flu, nausea and vomiting are common and they do not be aware of it. This act is not right completely, especially if you have nausea and vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are coming in turn. Nausea is uneasiness of the stomach that comes before vomiting. Vomiting is a force of emptying (throwing up) of stomach content through the mouth. Vomiting may happen voluntary or involuntary. Nausea and vomiting are more like symptoms of many condition such as food poisoning, motion sickness, illness, brain injury, or migraines and else. You can read some conditions below in detail.

Some Conditions that Have Nausea and Vomiting as their Symptoms

  • Early stages of pregnancy
  • Intense pain
  • Emotional stress (for example fear)
  • Motion sickness or seasickness
  • Medication-induced vomiting
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Infections (it can happen as stomach flu)
  • Overeating
  • Heart attack
  • Brain tumor
  • Food poisoning
  • Ulcers
  • Concussion or brain injury
  • Certain cancer
  • Bulimia or other psychological illness
  • Ingestion to toxins excessive amounts of alcohol
  • A reaction to certain smells
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The ICD-10 Code for Nausea and Vomiting

International Classification of Diseases, tenth revision (ICD-10) is a system to diagnose any diseases. It includes some codes that make people easier in recognize it. The diagnosis ICD-10 code for nausea and vomiting is R11.2. We have to find the common section first titled symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory finding (R00-R99). After that we have to find code R10-R19 titled symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen. Then, we are so close with the icd 10 code for nausea and vomiting.

Time When You Have to Call the Doctor

As you read above, this symptoms can caused so many unlucky condition of health. You had better call the doctor if nausea and vomiting:

  • Occur for more than one day, diarrhea and vomiting last more than 24 hours (can be a sign of dehydration)
  • Home treatment is not working, (an injury may be occurred such as head injury or infection)
  • Happens for more than few days (can be a symptoms of pregnancy)
  • Diarrhea combined with vomiting lasts for more than 24 hours in a child over age six years. They are sometimes any signs such as fever higher than 101 degrees or child has not urinated for six hours.
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