ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 788.20

Retention urine NOS

Diagnosis Code 788.20

ICD-9: 788.20
Short Description: Retention urine NOS
Long Description: Retention of urine, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 788.20

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 788 Symptoms involving urinary system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R33.9 - Retention of urine, unspecified

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 788.20 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bladder Diseases

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Many conditions can affect your bladder. Some common ones are

  • Cystitis - inflammation of the bladder, often from an infection
  • Urinary incontinence - loss of bladder control
  • Overactive bladder - a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time
  • Interstitial cystitis - a chronic problem that causes bladder pain and frequent, urgent urination
  • Bladder cancer

Doctors diagnose bladder diseases using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and an examination of the bladder wall with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bladder biopsy
  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Bladder stones
  • Cystitis - noninfectious
  • Cystometric study
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Kegel exercises - self-care
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Radionuclide cystogram
  • Retrograde cystography
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urinary incontinence products - self-care
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Urine drainage bags
  • Urostomy - stoma and skin care
  • Voiding cystourethrogram

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