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2023| Postprocedural Hypothyroidism ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E89.0


Postprocedural hypothyroidism:

  • E89.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10CM code that can be utilized to specify a diagnosis for reimbursement use.
  • E89.0 is the American version-other global versions of ICD-10 E89.0 may vary.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM E89.0 turned effective on October 1, 2022.

Applicable to; 

Postsurgical hypothyroidism

Postirradiation hypothyroidism

Full code; E89.0

Category Title; Postproc endocrine and metabolic comp and disorders, NEC

Approximate synonyms:

  • Postoperative hypothyroidism
  • History of total thyroidectomy
  • History of thyroidectomy
  • History of thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid)
  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) after radioiodine therapy
  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid), after surgery
  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid), after ablation
  • Postablative hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism following radioiodine therapy

Read more 2023 ICD-10-CM code E02 for iodine deficiency 

Clinical Information:

  • Post-procedural hypothyroidism or postoperative hypothyroidism is a condition in which after surgery of full or partial removal of the thyroid (Thyroidectomy), the patient’s thyroid hormone level decreases.
  • Patients with low levothyroxine or high TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone) levels, experience the repulsive symptoms of subclinical or postoperative hypothyroidism. 
  • The symptoms of subclinical hypothyroidism may vary and one may be mystified by the symptoms of other conditions. But the most common symptoms comprise excessive sleeping, abnormal fatigue, constipation, irritability, lethargy, and joint pain.
  • Many factors have been reported that might interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone which is the main cause of post-procedural hypothyroidism.
  •  Other factors are

1.      An Improper low dose of levothyroxine

2.    Poor observance of the prescribed command

3.    Gastritis, celiac disease, or other medicines


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