Billable Medical Code for Anal or Rectal Pain
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 569.42
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 569.42.
Rectal pain is also known as anal pain, anal stump pain, anorectal pain, chronic idiopathic anal pain, painful rectal bleeding, perianal pain, proctodynia, and rectal pain.
Rectal Pain Definition and Symptoms
Rectal pain is pain in the lower portion of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a fairly common problem that can be caused by anal cancer, diarrhea, crohn’s disease, colon cancer, food poisoning, or hemorrhoids. Blood in the stool and rectal bleeding are two very common symptoms of rectal pain.