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ICD-10-CM Code K59.00
Constipation, unspecified

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

K59.00 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of constipation, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code K590 is used to code Constipation

Constipation (also known as costiveness or dyschezia) refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. Constipation is a common cause of painful defecation. Severe constipation includes obstipation (failure to pass stools or gas) and fecal impaction, which can progress to bowel obstruction and become life-threatening.

Specialty: Gastroenterology
MeSH Code: D003248
ICD 9 Code: 564.0

Constipation in a young child as seen by X-ray. Circles represent areas of fecal matter (stool is opaque white surrounded by black bowel gas).

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K59.00 - Constipation, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K59.00. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Dyschezia (K59.00)
Constipation(atonic) (neurogenic) (simple) (spastic) (K59.00)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Constipation, unspecified (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 564.00 was previously used, K59.00 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: K59.0 - Constipation

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/K5900