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ICD code for unable to urinate

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What is the ICD code for unable to urinate.



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2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 788.2
Retention of urine
Incomplete emptying of the bladder.
Accumulation of urine within the bladder because of the inability to urinate.
Incomplete emptying of the bladder
There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 788.2 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.

 788.20 … unspecified
 788.21 Incomplete bladder emptying convert
 788.29 Other specified retention of urine 
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