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subclinical hypothyroidism-suggestions for icd-9

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    Hi, any suggestions for icd-9 dx code for subclinical hypothyroidism?
    Renae, CPC

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    Default Subclinical Hypothyroidism
    I use 244.9. My understanding of subclinical hypothyroidism is that the patient still has hypothyroidism mostly likely based on lab values and the patient is not currently experiencing any manifestations/symptoms of the disease such as:

    Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
    Coarse, dry hair
    Dry, rough pale skin
    Hair loss
    Cold intolerance (can't tolerate the cold like those around you)
    Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
    Memory loss
    Abnormal menstrual cycles
    Decreased libido



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