ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K59.09

Other constipation

Diagnosis Code K59.09

ICD-10: K59.09
Short Description: Other constipation
Long Description: Other constipation
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K59.09

Valid for Submission
The code K59.09 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced 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.
  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation
  • K59.04 - Chronic idiopathic constipation

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

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


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