Diagnosis Code K59.00
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code K59.00 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC 391
- ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERISTIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC 392
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 564.00 - Constipation NOS
- Acute constipation
- Alteration in bowel elimination
- Alteration in bowel elimination: constipation
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic constipation without overflow
- Chronic idiopathic constipation
- Constipation alternates with diarrhea
- Constipation due to atony of colon
- Constipation due to neurogenic bowel
- Constipation due to spasm of colon
- Drug-induced constipation
- Encopresis with constipation AND overflow incontinence
- Perceived constipation
- Simple constipation
- Therapeutic opioid induced constipation
Replaced Code Replaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).
This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
- K58.1 - Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation
Information for Patients
Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. The stool can be hard and dry. Sometimes it is painful to pass. At one time or another, almost everyone gets constipated. In most cases, it lasts a short time and is not serious.
There are many things you can do to prevent constipation. They include
- Eating more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are high in fiber
- Drinking plenty of water and other liquids
- Getting enough exercise
- Taking time to have a bowel movement when you need to
- Using laxatives only if your doctor says you should
- Asking your doctor if medicines you take may cause constipation
It's not important that you have a bowel movement every day. If your bowel habits change, however, check with your doctor.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Constipation - self-care
- Fecal impaction
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)