ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K59.02

Outlet dysfunction constipation

Diagnosis Code K59.02

ICD-10: K59.02
Short Description: Outlet dysfunction constipation
Long Description: Outlet dysfunction constipation
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K59.02

Valid for Submission
The code K59.02 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
      • Other functional intestinal disorders (K59)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K59.02 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

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  • 564.02 - Outlet dysfnc constption

Synonyms
  • Constipation by outlet obstruction
  • Constipation due to pelvic floor outlet obstruction

Information for Patients


Constipation

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Constipation - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fecal impaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Tenesmus (Medical Encyclopedia)


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