2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R33.8

Other retention of urine

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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • , if applicable, any causal condition, such as:
  • enlarged prostate (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N40.1

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia with lower urinary tract symptoms

      2016 2017 - Revised Code 2018 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years) Male Dx
    Applicable To
    • Enlarged prostate with LUTS
    Use Additional
    • code for associated symptoms, when specified:
    • incomplete bladder emptying (R39.14)
    • nocturia (R35.1)
    • straining on urination (R39.16)
    • urinary frequency (R35.0)
    • urinary hesitancy (R39.11)
    • urinary incontinence (N39.4-)
    • urinary obstruction (N13.8)
    • urinary retention (R33.8)
    • urinary urgency (R39.15)
    • weak urinary stream (R39.12)
    N40.1
    )
The following code(s) above R33.8 contain annotation back-references
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In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to R33.8:
  • R00-R99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R33
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R33

    Retention of urine

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • psychogenic retention of urine (F45.8)
    Retention of urine
Approximate Synonyms ICD-10-CM R33.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

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Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to R33.8:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R33.8:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R33.8
R31 Hematuria
R31.0 Gross hematuria
R31.1 Benign essential microscopic hematuria
R31.2 Other microscopic hematuria
R31.21 Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria
R31.29 Other microscopic hematuria
R31.9 Hematuria, unspecified
R32 Unspecified urinary incontinence
R33 Retention of urine
R33.0 Drug induced retention of urine
R33.8 Other retention of urine
R33.9 Retention of urine, unspecified
R34 Anuria and oliguria
R35 Polyuria
R35.0 Frequency of micturition
R35.1 Nocturia
R35.8 Other polyuria
R36 Urethral discharge
R36.0 Urethral discharge without blood
R36.1 Hematospermia
R36.9 Urethral discharge, unspecified

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