2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.9

Unspecified abdominal pain

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  • R10.9 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 R10.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R10.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 R10.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above R10.9 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 R10.9:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain, acute
  • Abdominal pain, chronic
  • Abdominal pain, recurrent
  • Abdominal pain, visceral
  • Abdominal wall pain
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic abdominal pain
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Chronic abdominal pain with acute exacerbation
  • Flank pain
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Visceral pain
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a sensation of marked discomfort in the abdominal region.
  • Painful sensation in the abdominal region.
  • Sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region; generally associated with functional disorders, tissue injuries, or diseases.
  • Your abdomen extends from below your chest to your groin. Some people call it the stomach, but your abdomen contains many other important organs. Pain in the abdomen can come from any one of them. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Severe pain doesn't always mean a serious problem. Nor does mild pain mean a problem is not serious. Call your healthcare provider if mild pain lasts a week or more or if you have pain with other symptoms. Get medical help immediately if
    • you have abdominal pain that is sudden and sharp
    • you also have pain in your chest, neck or shoulder
    • you're vomiting blood or have blood in your stool
    • your abdomen is stiff, hard and tender to touch
    • you can't move your bowels, especially if you're also vomiting
ICD-10-CM R10.9 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 R10.9 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R10.9:
  • 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)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R10.9
R10.821 Right upper quadrant rebound abdominal tenderness
R10.822 Left upper quadrant rebound abdominal tenderness
R10.823 Right lower quadrant rebound abdominal tenderness
R10.824 Left lower quadrant rebound abdominal tenderness
R10.825 Periumbilic rebound abdominal tenderness
R10.826 Epigastric rebound abdominal tenderness
R10.827 Generalized rebound abdominal tenderness
R10.829 …… unspecified site
R10.83 Colic
R10.84 Generalized abdominal pain
R10.9 Unspecified abdominal pain
R11 Nausea and vomiting
R11.0 Nausea
R11.1 Vomiting
R11.10 …… unspecified
R11.11 …… without nausea
R11.12 Projectile vomiting
R11.13 …… of fecal matter
R11.14 Bilious vomiting
R11.15 Cyclical vomiting syndrome unrelated to migraine
R11.2 Nausea with vomiting, unspecified

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