2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.0

Acute abdomen

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  • R10.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM R10.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R10.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 R10.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Severe abdominal pain (generalized) (with abdominal rigidity)
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as R10.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • abdominal rigidity NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.3

    Abdominal rigidity

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • abdominal rigidity with severe abdominal pain (R10.0)
    R19.3
    )
  • generalized abdominal pain NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.84

    Generalized abdominal pain

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • generalized abdominal pain associated with acute abdomen (R10.0)
    R10.84
    )
  • localized abdominal pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.1

    Pain localized to upper abdomen

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    R10.1-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.3

    Pain localized to other parts of lower abdomen

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    R10.3-
    )
The following code(s) above R10.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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 R10.0:
  • R00-R99
    2020 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
  • R10-R19
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range R10-R19

    Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital or infantile pylorospasm (Q40.0)
    • gastrointestinal hemorrhage (K92.0-K92.2)
    • intestinal obstruction (K56.-)
    • newborn gastrointestinal hemorrhage (P54.0-P54.3)
    • newborn intestinal obstruction (P76.-)
    • pylorospasm (K31.3)
    • signs and symptoms involving the urinary system (R30-R39)
    • symptoms referable to female genital organs (N94.-)
    • symptoms referable to male genital organs (N48-N50)
    Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
  • R10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10

    Abdominal and pelvic pain

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • renal colic (N23)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dorsalgia (M54.-)
    • flatulence and related conditions (R14.-)
    Abdominal and pelvic pain
Clinical Information
  • A clinical syndrome with acute abdominal pain that is severe, localized, and rapid onset. Acute abdomen may be caused by a variety of disorders, injuries, or diseases.
ICD-10-CM R10.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert R10.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to R10.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R10.84
    , R19.3
    , R19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.84

    Generalized abdominal pain

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • generalized abdominal pain associated with acute abdomen (R10.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.3

    Abdominal rigidity

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • abdominal rigidity with severe abdominal pain (R10.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19

    Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

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    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R10.0:
  • Abdomen, abdominal - see also condition
    • acute R10.0
  • Acute - see also condition
    • abdomen R10.0
  • Crisis
    • abdomen R10.0
  • Pain(s) R52
    - see also Painful
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

    Pain, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Acute pain NOS
    • Generalized pain NOS
    • Pain NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute and chronic pain, not elsewhere classified (G89.-)
    • localized pain, unspecified type - code to pain by site, such as:
    • abdomen pain (R10.-)
    • back pain (M54.9)
    • breast pain (N64.4)
    • chest pain (R07.1-R07.9)
    • ear pain (H92.0-)
    • eye pain (H57.1)
    • headache (R51)
    • joint pain (M25.5-)
    • limb pain (M79.6-)
    • lumbar region pain (M54.5)
    • pelvic and perineal pain (R10.2)
    • shoulder pain (M25.51-)
    • spine pain (M54.-)
    • throat pain (R07.0)
    • tongue pain (K14.6)
    • tooth pain (K08.8)
    • renal colic (N23)
    • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (F45.41)
    • abdominal R10.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.9

      Unspecified abdominal pain

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      • generalized R10.84
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.84

        Generalized abdominal pain

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        Type 1 Excludes
        • generalized abdominal pain associated with acute abdomen (R10.0)
        • with acute abdomen R10.0
      • severe with abdominal rigidity R10.0
  • Rigid, rigidity - see also condition
    • abdominal R19.30
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.30

      Abdominal rigidity, unspecified site

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      • with severe abdominal pain R10.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R10.0
R09.01 Asphyxia
R09.02 Hypoxemia
R09.1 Pleurisy
R09.2 Respiratory arrest
R09.3 Abnormal sputum
R09.8 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems
R09.81 Nasal congestion
R09.82 Postnasal drip
R09.89 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems
R10 Abdominal and pelvic pain
R10.0 Acute abdomen
R10.1 Pain localized to upper abdomen
R10.10 Upper abdominal pain, unspecified
R10.11 Right upper quadrant pain
R10.12 Left upper quadrant pain
R10.13 Epigastric pain
R10.2 Pelvic and perineal pain
R10.3 Pain localized to other parts of lower abdomen
R10.30 Lower abdominal pain, unspecified
R10.31 Right lower quadrant pain
R10.32 Left lower quadrant pain

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