ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K63.5

Polyp of colon

Diagnosis Code K63.5

ICD-10: K63.5
Short Description: Polyp of colon
Long Description: Polyp of colon
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K63.5

Valid for Submission
The code K63.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Other diseases of intestine (K63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K63.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Benign polyp of colon
  • Cap polyp
  • Polyp of colon
  • Polyp of descending colon
  • Polyp of intestine
  • Polyp of large intestine
  • Polyp of splenic flexure of colon
  • Polyp of transverse colon
  • Serrated polyp of colon

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K63.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Colonic Polyps

Also called: Colon polyps

A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However, some polyps may turn into cancer or already be cancer. To be safe, doctors remove polyps and test them. Polyps can be removed when a doctor examines the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy.

Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others. You may have a greater chance of getting polyps if you

  • Are over age 50
  • Have had polyps before
  • Have a family member with polyps
  • Have a family history of colon cancer

Most colon polyps do not cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include blood on your underwear or on toilet paper after a bowel movement, blood in your stool, or constipation or diarrhea lasting more than a week.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colorectal polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Large bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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