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    How would you code biliary colic if the patient has already had a cholecystectomy?

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    Has the patient been diagnosed with Postcholecystectomy syndrome which is described as Jaundice or abdominal pain following cholecystectomy? If not, I would code 576.9, Unspecified disorder of biliary tract. If the chart documents pain for this visit, you could also consider just using that.

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