Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy. It  is a histologic diagnosis which is characterized by proliferation of the cellular elements of the prostate. BPH is the most common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which are divided into storage, voiding, and symptoms which occur after urination.

Usually men develop enlargement of prostate after the age of 50. When the prostate enlarges, it may constrict the flow of urine. Nerves within the prostate and bladder may also play a role in causing the symptoms including urinary frequency, urinary urgency, hesitancy that means difficulty initiating the urinary stream, interrupted or weak stream.

The prostate is a gland that found only in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body. As men age, their prostate grows bigger. here the problem begins as If it gets too large, it can cause problems. An enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most men will get BPH as they get older. Symptoms often start after age 50. BPH is not cancer, and it does not seem to increase your chance of getting prostate cancer. But the early symptoms are the same.

BPH ICD 9 Code with Obstruction

This kind of enlargement of the prostate gland  should not be confused with the cancerous one because it doesn’t belong to cancerous one. Though it is not cancerous it may cause problems relating to urination.

Symptoms of BPH

Following are some common symptoms of it and you should consult your doctor if you have any one of them such as:
  • A frequent and urgent need to urinate, especially at nightTrouble starting a urine stream or making more than a dribble.
  • A urine stream that is weak, slow, or stops and starts several times.
  • The feeling that you still have to go, even just after urinating.
  • Small amounts of blood in your urine.
  • Decreased strength of urine flow.
  • Severe BPH can cause serious problems over time, such as urinary tract infections, and bladder or kidney damage.
  • You wake up at night to urinate or feeling pain during urination.

Tests to diagnose BPH

Tests for BPH include a digital rectal exam, blood and imaging tests, a urine flow study, and examination with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatments include watchful waiting, medicines, nonsurgical procedures, and surgery.

ICD 9 Code for BPH

ICD-9-CM 600.01 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 600.01 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code. ICD-9-CM 600.01 converts approximately to ICD-10-CM N40.1 Enlarged prostate with lower urinary tract symptoms.

Approximate Synonyms

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia w/ urinary symptoms
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia with urinary obstruction
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate)
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy with outflow obstruction
  • BPH w incomplete bladder emptying
  • BPH W lower urinary tract symptom of nocturia
  • BPH w lower urinary tract symptoms
  • BPH w nocturia
  • BPH w straining on urination
  • BPH w urinary frequency
  • BPH w urinary hesitancy
  • BPH w urinary incontinence
  • BPH W urinary obstruction
  • BPH w urinary retention
  • BPH w urinary urgency
  • BPH w weak urinary stream
  • Incomplete emptying of bladder due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Nocturia associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Nocturia due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Straining on urination due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Urinary frequency due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Urinary hesitancy due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Urinary incontinence due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Urinary retention due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Urinary urgency due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Weak urinary stream due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
It applies to Hypertrophy (benign) of prostate with urinary retention and following additional codes are used  to identify symptoms like:
  • incomplete bladder emptying (788.21)
  • nocturia (788.43)
  • straining on urination (788.65)
  • urinary frequency (788.41)
  • urinary hesitancy (788.64)
  • urinary incontinence (788.30-788.39)
  • urinary obstruction (599.69)
  • urinary retention (788.20)
  • urinary urgency (788.63)
  • weak urinary stream (788.62)

ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 600.01:
  • Enlargement, enlarged - see also Hypertrophy prostate (simple) (soft) 600.00 with other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) 600.01
  • urinary obstruction 600.01
  • retention 600.01
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
  • prostate (asymptomatic) (early) (recurrent) 600.90 with
  • other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) 600.91
  • urinary obstruction 600.91
  • retention 600.91 

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