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. We will discuss about Epistaxis ICD 10 code and other related ICD codes for this disease.
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.
Epistaxis ICD-10-CM Codes
Epistaxis ICD 10 is R04.0. The other epistaxis ICD 10 codes are as under
|R00.8||Other abnormalities of heart beat|
|R00.9||Unspecified abnormalities of heart beat|
|R01||Cardiac murmurs and other cardiac sounds|
|R01.0||Benign and innocent cardiac murmurs|
|R01.1||Cardiac murmur, unspecified|
|R01.2||Other cardiac sounds|
|R03||Abnormal blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis|
|R03.0||Elevated blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension|
|R03.1||Nonspecific low blood-pressure reading|
|R04||Hemorrhage from respiratory passages|
|R04.1||Hemorrhage from throat|
|R04.8||Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages|
|R04.81||Acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in infants|
|R04.89||Hemorrhage from other sites in respiratory passages|
|R04.9||Hemorrhage from respiratory passages, unspecified|
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:
- Nose injury
- Chemical irritants
- High altitudes
- High blood pressure.
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