Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 455.6
Unspecified hemorrhoids without mention of complication
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Hemorrhoids NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 455.6 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 455.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Hemorrhoids
Clinical Information
  • An enlarged or swollen blood vessel, usually located near the anus or the rectum.
Applies To
  • Hemorrhoids NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 455.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K64.9 Unspecified hemorrhoids
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 455.6:
  • Hemorrhoids (anus) (rectum) (without complication) 455.6
    • bleeding, prolapsed, strangulated, or ulcerated NEC 455.8
    • complicating pregnancy and puerperium 671.8
    • external 455.3
      • with complication NEC 455.5
      • bleeding, prolapsed, strangulated, or ulcerated 455.5
      • thrombosed 455.4
    • internal 455.0
      • with complication NEC 455.2
      • bleeding, prolapsed, strangulated, or ulcerated 455.2
      • thrombosed 455.1
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