Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 564.0
Constipation
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 564.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Condition in which bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete.
  • Constipation; irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels.
  • Decrease in normal frequency of defecation accompanied by difficult or incomplete passage of stool and/or passage of excessively hard, dry stool
  • Other forms of abnormal feces or difficult passage of feces.
564.0 Excludes
  • fecal impaction (560.32)
  • incomplete defecation (787.61)
  • psychogenic constipation (306.4)
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