ICD 10 hair loss and its complete Overview

What is the ICD 10 for hair loss?

The answer is L65. 9 is a billable  ICD-10-CM code used to indicate a diagnosis for the reimbursement. Effective from  October 1, 2021, this code is active for billing.

What is Hair Loss ICD 10?

In this post, you will get a complete overview of the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Hair loss so that you can bill the ICD 10 code accordingly.

Hair loss is an extremely common problem that affects people of all ages and genders. It occurs when the hair follicles become depleted, leaving the scalp to be bald or thin in some areas. There are many types of hair loss, with some being caused by medical conditions and others caused by medications.

Many people who experience hair loss want to know what causes it, how it can be treated, and whether they will ever grow their hair back. In this section, we will explore these questions in more detail for you.

Impact of Alopecia Areata

The autoimmune disorder causes hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body.

Alopecia Areata is a rare disorder that can affect any part of the body, but most commonly affects the scalp. The hair loss is usually sudden and may be followed by a period of regrowth. Alopecia areata most often occurs in people aged from 10 to 50 years old. Men and women are equally affected by this disorder.

Currently, there is no cure for alopecia areata, but treatments can help you to manage your condition and make sure it does not get worse over time

The Different Types Of Hair Loss

Hair loss has different types to focus most popular classification for hair loss in our day to day life is classified into two as follows:

Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness is a condition that affects a lot of men. It typically starts with a receding hairline and slowly progresses to thinning across the forehead, temples, and crown. In the end, an individual will have significantly less hair on their head or they might be completely bald.

The reason for this is that men have a sex hormone called DHT which causes the follicles to shrink and die. There are many treatments available for male pattern baldness such as pills, surgery, clippers, and shampoos.

Female Pattern Baldness

Female pattern baldness is more common than male pattern baldness.

Female pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in women. It is hereditary and can cause changes to the hairline, too. Some women have this type of hair loss on their scalp, while others lose it on their temples or the entire head.

As a result, women with female pattern baldness are more likely to experience anxiety about social expectations for feminine appearance.

Notable conditions

Hair loss is a condition that affects the hair on our heads, eyelashes, eyebrows, and sometimes other parts of the body. It can be caused by a variety of factors including dandruff, malnutrition, stress, heredity, and more.

In women hair loss occurs because of many reasons. These include hormonal changes from pregnancy or menopause as well as possible hereditary factors.

The first step to do if you have hair loss is to consult with your doctor who will be able to diagnose your case and prescribe appropriate medicines for you.

Hair Loss in Women: Hair loss in women occurs due to various reasons like hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause or hereditary factors like alopecia areata (patchy baldness). The first step to do is consult with your doctor for

Symptoms of Hair Loss ICD 10

Female hair loss can be due to a variety of reasons, including hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, infections, and stress. With men, it can be due to genetics, medical conditions, or medications.

It is important to differentiate between the two types of hair loss. Female hair loss is more common and often happens because of hormones and nutrition deficiencies. For male pattern baldness, there are a few different factors that contribute to it. It is usually hereditary and can also happen if someone has an autoimmune disease or certain drugs that they take for other illnesses like cancer treatments.

Causes of Hair Loss ICD 10

Hair loss is a condition that affects all parts of the body. It can be caused by external factors or internal disorders.

These are some of the causes of hair loss:

1) Genetics: This is a condition where a person’s hair follicles are not sensitive to hormones. If it runs in your family, then you may be more likely to experience baldness too.

2) Hormones: This disorder usually affects women. If you’re going through menopause, then this disorder might affect you too. One other type is called Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, which can cause irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation due to high levels of male hormones in the body.

3) Medications: Certain medications can cause hair shedding, such as chemotherapy treatments for leukemia

Treatments for Hair loss ICD 10

Male-pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss. It’s also known as Androgenic alopecia, which is the name for the genetic pattern for hair loss in men. It affects about 50% of men by age 50 and some forms can be hereditary.

The general course of male-pattern baldness includes several phases:

1) An initial or dormant phase when no hair is lost or thinning occurs only at the temples and top of the head.

2) A phase when hair begins to thin on top and recede from temples.

3) A phase wherein the full head of hair thins, eventually leading to a stage where a person has a horseshoe-shaped clump of hair around their ears.

Approximate Synonyms

  • Eyelid hypotrichosis
  • Alopecia
  • Hypotrichosis
  • Hypotrichosis of eyelid
  • Male pattern alopecia
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Alopecia (hair loss), male pattern


L65.9  ICD-10-CM  is Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0)

  • 606 Minor skin disorders with -MCC
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without -MCC

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