ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 564.09

Constipation NEC

Diagnosis Code 564.09

ICD-9: 564.09
Short Description: Constipation NEC
Long Description: Other constipation
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 564.09

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

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  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic constipation with overflow
  • Chronic constipation without overflow
  • Constipation due to neurogenic bowel
  • Constipation due to spasm of colon
  • Drug-induced constipation
  • On examination - defecation reflex abnormal - constipated

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 564.09 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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