Digestive System Disorders
What are Digestive System Disorders?
As described by the Social Security Administration (SSA), digestive system disorders include:
- liver dysfunction
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- inflammatory bowel disease, and
- short bowel syndrome
How does the SSA evaluate Digestive System Disorders?
The SSA will the following need a copy of the claimant's medical records identifying the digestive system disorder. The medical evidence should include medically acceptable imaging studies and reports of:
Medically acceptable imaging includes, but is not limited to:
- x-ray imaging
- computerized axial tomography (CAT scan)
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- radionuclide scans
The findings required by these listings must occur within the period the SSA is considering in connection with the claimant's application or continuing disability review.
What are some categories of Digestive System Disorders?
The following categories of digestive system disorders are described more in depth on the SSA's website:
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging from any cause, requiring blood transfusion
- Chronic liver disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
- Weight loss due to any digestive disorder
- Liver transplantation
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