Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 788.3
Urinary incontinence
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  • There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 788.3 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • (in-kahn-tih-nens) inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the escape of stool from the rectum (fecal incontinence).
  • A disorder characterized by inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder.
  • Failure of voluntary control of the vesical and urethral sphincters, with constant or frequent involuntary passage of urine.
  • Inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder.
  • Inability to hold urine in the bladder.
  • Involuntary loss of urine, such as leaking of urine. It is a symptom of various underlying pathological processes. Major types of incontinence include urinary urge incontinence and urinary stress incontinence.
  • Urinary incontinence is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.treatment depends on the type of problem you have and what best fits your lifestyle. It may include simple exercises, medicines, special devices or procedures prescribed by your doctor, or surgery. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
788.3 Excludes
  • functional urinary incontinence (788.91)
  • that of nonorganic origin (307.6)
  • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment (788.91)
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