Information for Patients
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
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions
- And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
- NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.