ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 564.01

Slow transt constipation

Diagnosis Code 564.01

ICD-9: 564.01
Short Description: Slow transt constipation
Long Description: Slow transit constipation
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 564.01

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Other diseases of intestines and peritoneum (560-569)
      • 564 Functional digestive disorders, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

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

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