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ICD-10-CM Code R10.9 Unspecified abdominal pain
When a doctor cannot find a cause for indigestion, the individual may have functional dyspepsia. This is a type of indigestion without any structural or metabolic disease to explain the symptoms.
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Heartburn and dyspepsia are often confused for one another, but they are two separate conditions despite regularly occurring at the same time. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, described as a burning feeling behind the breastbone that usually occurs after eating. If symptoms are mild and infrequent, lifestyle changes will probably ease them.
The cause is often not clear. Medication to reduce stomach acid helps in some cases. Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) may cause a small number of cases. Clearing this infection, if present, helps in some people.
It may be useful to know that you have non-ulcer dyspepsia and not some other disease. However, you will have to accept that pain, discomfort and other dyspeptic symptoms are likely to come and go. Avoiding foods and situations that seem to cause it may help. Because indigestion can be a sign of a more serious problem, see your health care provider if it lasts for more than two weeks or if you have severe pain or other symptoms. Your health care provider may use x-rays, lab tests, and an upper endoscopy to diagnose the cause.
Heartburn is a common problem. It is most often the result of acid reflux, in which stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus, leading to a burning pain in the lower chest. In this article, we describe the causes and prevention of heartburn, as well as remedies that can help.
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R10.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
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