ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 787.1


Diagnosis Code 787.1

ICD-9: 787.1
Short Description: Heartburn
Long Description: Heartburn
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 787.1

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 787 Symptoms involving digestive system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R12 - Heartburn

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 787.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Brash (water) 787.1
    • Heartburn 787.1
      • psychogenic 306.4
    • Pyrosis 787.1
    • Waterbrash 787.1

Information for Patients


Also called: Acid indigestion, Pyrosis

Heartburn is a painful burning feeling in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.

If you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have GERD. But you can have GERD without having heartburn.

Pregnancy, certain foods, alcohol, and some medications can bring on heartburn. Treating heartburn is important because over time reflux can damage the esophagus.

Over-the-counter medicines may help. If the heartburn continues, you may need prescription medicines or surgery.

If you have other symptoms such as crushing chest pain, it could be a heart attack. Get help immediately.

  • Bland diet
  • Heartburn
  • Taking antacids

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