ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 788.41

Urinary frequency

Diagnosis Code 788.41

ICD-9: 788.41
Short Description: Urinary frequency
Long Description: Urinary frequency
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 788.41

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

Information for Patients

Urine and Urination

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.

You may have problems with urination if you have

  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Bladder control problems like incontinence, overactive bladder or interstitial cystitis
  • A blockage that prevents you from emptying your bladder

Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your healthcare provider. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Clean catch urine sample
  • Frequent or urgent urination
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Osmolality - urine
  • RBC - urine
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary casts
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urinary incontinence products - self-care
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Urinating more at night
  • Urination - difficulty with flow
  • Urination - painful
  • Urine - bloody
  • Urine 24-hour volume
  • Urine culture
  • Urine drainage bags
  • Urine odor
  • Urine output - decreased
  • Urine pH
  • Urine specific gravity

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