ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 455.5

Ext hemrrhoid w comp NEC

Diagnosis Code 455.5

ICD-9: 455.5
Short Description: Ext hemrrhoid w comp NEC
Long Description: External hemorrhoids with other complication
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 455.5

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of veins and lymphatics, and other diseases of circulatory system (451-459)
      • 455 Hemorrhoids

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Bleeding external hemorrhoids
  • Prolapsed external hemorrhoids
  • Strangulated external hemorrhoids
  • Ulcerated external hemorrhoids

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Piles

Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. They are either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. They often result from straining to have a bowel movement. Other factors include pregnancy, aging and chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of all people have hemorrhoids by age 50. The most common symptom of hemorrhoids inside the anus is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Symptoms usually go away within a few days.

If you have rectal bleeding you should see a doctor. You need to make sure bleeding is not from a more serious condition such as colorectal or anal cancer. Treatment may include warm baths and a cream or other medicine. If you have large hemorrhoids, you may need surgery and other treatments.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid removal -- discharge
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hemorrhoids - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Hemorrhoids

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