ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 569.3

Rectal & anal hemorrhage

Diagnosis Code 569.3

ICD-9: 569.3
Short Description: Rectal & anal hemorrhage
Long Description: Hemorrhage of rectum and anus
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 569.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
    • Other diseases of intestines and peritoneum (560-569)
      • 569 Other disorders of intestine

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Anal Disorders

Also called: Anorectal diseases

The anus is the opening of the rectum through which stool passes out of your body. Problems with the anus are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures (cracks), and cancer.

You may be embarrassed to talk about your anal troubles. But it is important to let your doctor know, especially if you have pain or bleeding. The more details you can give about your problem, the better your doctor will be able to help you. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anal fissure
  • Anal itching -- self-care
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Digital rectal exam
  • Imperforate anus
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis


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Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Also called: GI bleeding

Your digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine or colon, rectum, and anus. Bleeding can come from any of these areas. The amount of bleeding can be so small that only a lab test can find it.

Signs of bleeding in the digestive tract depend where it is and how much bleeding there is.

Signs of bleeding in the upper digestive tract include

  • Bright red blood in vomit
  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Black or tarry stool
  • Dark blood mixed with stool

Signs of bleeding in the lower digestive tract include

  • Black or tarry stool
  • Dark blood mixed with stool
  • Stool mixed or coated with bright red blood

GI bleeding is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease. There are many possible causes of GI bleeding, including hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, tears or inflammation in the esophagus, diverticulosis and diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, colonic polyps, or cancer in the colon, stomach or esophagus.

The test used most often to look for the cause of GI bleeding is called endoscopy. It uses a flexible instrument inserted through the mouth or rectum to view the inside of the GI tract. A type of endoscopy called colonoscopy looks at the large intestine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bleeding esophageal varices
  • Bloody or tarry stools
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Mallory-Weiss tear
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • RBC nuclear scan
  • Stool guaiac test
  • Vomiting blood


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Rectal Disorders

The rectum is the lower part of your large intestine where your body stores stool. Problems with rectum are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, incontinence and cancer.

Many people are embarrassed to talk about rectal troubles. But seeing your doctor about problems in this area is important. This is especially true if you have pain or bleeding. Treatments vary widely depending on the particular problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anorectal abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Digital rectal exam
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal biopsy
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal prolapse repair


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