Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 787.99
Other symptoms involving digestive system
  • Short description: Digestve syst symptm NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 787.99 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 787.99 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 787.99.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 787.99: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnormal defecation
  • Abnormal excretory function
  • Abnormal gastric electrical activity
  • Abnormal small bowel motility
  • Absent excretory function
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • altered bowel function
  • Bile pigment regurgitation
  • Bile pigment retention
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Change in stool caliber
  • Cholesterol crystal nucleation in bile
  • Constipation alternates with diarrhea
  • Decreased excretory function
  • Decreased frequency of defecation
  • Decreased peristalsis
  • Defecation reflex abnormal - constipated
  • Deranged intestinal motility
  • Descending perineum syndrome
  • Digestive gland sign or symptom
  • Digestive symptom
  • Discharge from anus
  • Erosion of esophageal tumor into bronchus
  • Erosion of esophageal tumor into trachea
  • Excessive fluid in stomach
  • Frequent defecation
  • Gagging
  • Gastrointestinal sensation altered
  • Gastrointestinal symptom
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Gi symptoms
  • Incomplete passage of stool
  • Increased digestive peristalsis
  • Increased excretory function
  • Increased frequency of defecation
  • Increased gastric electrical activity
  • Increased gastric tonus
  • Increased intestinal motility
  • Increased large bowel motility
  • Increased small bowel motility
  • Infrequent bowel action
  • Ischiorectal lump
  • Lacking desire for stool
  • Liver firm
  • Liver problem
  • Liver soft
  • Liver tender
  • Loss of awareness of need for stool
  • Murphy's sign
  • Nodule of liver
  • On examination - dry tongue
  • On examination - per rectum - rectal mass
  • Pain associated with defecation
  • Painful straining for stool
  • Pressure indents rectal mass
  • Pus in vomit O/E
  • Rectal discharge
  • Rectal mass
  • Rectal symptoms
  • Rectal tenesmus
  • Reflux
  • Regurgitates food
  • Regurgitation
  • Regurgitation of food
  • Small bowel peristaltic rush
  • Soft stool
  • Soiling symptom
  • Straining at stool
  • Swallows quickly
  • Tenderness of digestive structure
  • Tenesmus
  • Tenesmus - anal
  • Tenesmus present
  • Unable to distinguish stool and flatus
  • Urgent desire for stool
  • Weak anal sphincter
Applies To
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Tenesmus (rectal)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 787.99 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R19.4 Change in bowel habit
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R19.8 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 787.99:
  • Change(s) (of) - see also Removal of
    • bowel habits 787.99
  • Discharge
    • anal NEC 787.99
  • Impaired, impairment (function)
    • rectal sphincter 787.99
  • Mass
    • anus 787.99
    • rectum 787.99
  • Neuralgia, neuralgic (acute) (see also Neuritis) 729.2
    • anus 787.99
    • rectum 787.99
  • Swelling 782.3
    • anus 787.99
    • rectum 787.99
  • Symptoms, specified (general) NEC 780.99
    • digestive system NEC 787.99
    • gastrointestinal tract NEC 787.99
  • Tenesmus 787.99
    • rectal 787.99
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