ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N32.81

Overactive bladder

Diagnosis Code N32.81

ICD-10: N32.81
Short Description: Overactive bladder
Long Description: Overactive bladder
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N32.81

Valid for Submission
The code N32.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Other diseases of the urinary system (N30-N39)
      • Other disorders of bladder (N32)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N32.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 698 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 699 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 700 - OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 596.51 - Hypertonicity of bladder

Synonyms
  • Autonomic hyperreflexia of bladder
  • Bladder muscle dysfunction - overactive
  • Detrusor hyperreflexia of bladder
  • Finding of bladder compliance
  • Low compliance bladder

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N32.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time. You may have overactive bladder if you have two or more of these symptoms:

  • You urinate eight or more times a day or two or more times at night
  • You have the sudden, strong need to urinate immediately
  • You leak urine after a sudden, strong urge to urinate

You also may have incontinence, a loss of bladder control. Nerve problems, too much fluid, or too much caffeine can cause it. Often the cause is unknown.

Your doctor may prescribe a medicine that can calm muscles and nerves. The medicine may come as a pill, a liquid, or a patch. The medicines can cause your eyes to become dry. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. To deal with these effects, use eye drops to keep your eyes moist, chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless hard candy if dry mouth bothers you, and take small sips of water throughout the day.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Frequent or urgent urination (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urge incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)


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