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    Question Infected tongue piercing

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    Any suggestions for diagnosis code of an infected tongue piercing? Is it
    post op surgical? It wasn't traumatic to start with ! Thanks!

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    Wound open tongue, complicated. Unless your provider pierced the tongue, it is not post op to them, however it could be considered a DX code of post op complication as secondary DX
    Hope this helps

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