Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 564
Functional digestive disorders not elsewhere classified
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 564 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which stool becomes hard, dry, and difficult to pass, and bowel movements don't happen very often. Other symptoms may include painful bowel movements, and feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and sluggish
  • A disorder characterized by irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels
  • Condition in which bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete
  • Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. The stool can be hard and dry. Sometimes it is painful to pass. At one time or another, almost everyone gets constipated. In most cases, it lasts a short time and is not serious. There are many things you can do to prevent constipation. They include
    • eating more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are high in fiber
    • drinking plenty of water and other liquids
    • getting enough exercise
    • taking time to have a bowel movement when you need to
    • using laxatives only if your doctor says you should
    • asking your doctor if medicines you take may cause constipation
    it's not important that you have a bowel movement every day. If your bowel habits change, however, check with your doctor. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
  • Decrease in normal frequency of defecation accompanied by difficult or incomplete passage of stool and/or passage of excessively hard, dry stool
  • Difficult passage of hard, dry, feces
  • Infrequent or difficult evacuation of feces. These symptoms are associated with a variety of causes, including low dietary fiber intake, emotional or nervous disturbances, systemic and structural disorders, drug-induced aggravation, and infections
  • Irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels
564 Excludes
  • functional disorders of stomach (536.0-536.9)
  • those specified as psychogenic (306.4)
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