Epistaxis ICD 10 Codes (2023)

Epistaxis is also known as Nosebleed. It is occur because of the nose and the close-to-the-surface location of blood vessels in the lining of your nose. Most of the time nosebleeds are handled at home, but if there are some specific symptoms found then it should be checked in the clinic by an expert physician.

if  anyone suffers  frequent nosebleeds in this case  it could be an early sign of other medical problems that need to be investigated. Sometimes nosebleeds start in the back of the nose. In this case usually involve large blood vessels, so patients suffer as a result of heavy bleeding and it can be dangerous. 

Type of Epistaxis or Nosebleeds:

(A)- Anterior Nosebleed-  This type of nosebleed starts in front of the nose on the lower part of the wall that separates the two sides of the nose. Capillaries and small blood vessels in this front area of the nose are fragile and can easily break and bleed. 

(B)- Posterior Nosebleed- In this type of nosebleed is caused by a bleed in larger blood vessels in the back part of the nose near to the throat. It can be a serious than an anterior nosebleed.

Who Suffers from  Epistaxis or Nosebleed

  • Children from 2 to 10 years due to Dry air, colds, allergies and sticking fingers.
  • Adult from 45 to 65 years old due to 
  • Pregnant Women
  • Who takes blooding thinning medicines

Symptoms of Epistaxis:

  • Cold
  • Sinusitis
  • Nose injury
  • Chemical irritants
  • High altitudes
  • High blood pressure.
  • Leukemia
  • Atherosclerosis

Epistaxis ICD 10 is R04.0. The other epistaxis ICD 10 codes are as under

R00.8Other abnormalities of heart beat
R00.9Unspecified abnormalities of heart beat
R01Cardiac murmurs and other cardiac sounds
R01.0Benign and innocent cardiac murmurs
R01.1Cardiac murmur, unspecified
R01.2Other cardiac sounds
R03Abnormal blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis
R03.0Elevated blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension
R03.1Nonspecific low blood-pressure reading
R04Hemorrhage from respiratory passages
R04.1Hemorrhage from throat
R04.8Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages
R04.81Acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in infants
R04.89Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages
R04.9Hemorrhage from respiratory passages, unspecified
R05.1Acute cough
R05.2Subacute cough
R05.3Chronic cough
Epistaxis ICD 10 codes

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