2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.7

Diarrhea, unspecified

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  • R19.7 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM R19.7 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R19.7 - other international versions of ICD-10 R19.7 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Diarrhea NOS
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 R19.7. 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.
  • functional diarrhea (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59.1

    Functional diarrhea

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • diarrhea NOS (R19.7)
    • irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (K58.0)
    K59.1
    )
  • neonatal diarrhea (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P78.3

    Noninfective neonatal diarrhea

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Neonatal diarrhea NOS
    P78.3
    )
  • psychogenic diarrhea (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45.8

    Other somatoform disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Psychogenic dysmenorrhea
    • Psychogenic dysphagia, including 'globus hystericus'
    • Psychogenic pruritus
    • Psychogenic torticollis
    • Somatoform autonomic dysfunction
    • Teeth grinding
    Type 1 Excludes
    • sleep related teeth grinding (G47.63)
    F45.8
    )
The following code(s) above R19.7 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 R19.7:
  • R00-R99
    2022 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
    2022 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
  • R19
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19

    Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
Approximate Synonyms
  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea after gastrointestinal tract surgery
  • Diarrhea after gi surgery
  • Diarrhea in pregnancy
  • Diarrhea, protracted
  • Hypokalemic alkalosis due to diarrhea
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Protracted diarrhea
  • Verner morrison syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A condition of frequent and watery bowel movements.
  • A disorder characterized by frequent and watery bowel movements.
  • Abnormal frequency and fluidity of feces
  • An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of feces, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.
  • Diarrhea means that you have loose, watery stools more than three times in one day. You may also have cramps, bloating, nausea and an urgent need to have a bowel movement. Causes of diarrhea include bacteria, viruses or parasites, certain medicines, food intolerances and diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine or colon. In many cases, no cause can be found. Although usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. You should talk to your doctor if you have a strong pain in your abdomen or rectum, a fever, blood in your stools, severe diarrhea for more than three days or symptoms of dehydration. If your child has diarrhea, do not hesitate to call the doctor for advice. Diarrhea can be dangerous in children.
  • Frequent and watery bowel movements.
  • Increased liquidity or decreased consistency of feces, such as running stool; fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present; diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.
  • Passage of loose, unformed stools
ICD-10-CM R19.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc

Convert R19.7 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to R19.7:
  • Type 1 Excludes: A09
    , K52.9
    , K59.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A09

    Infectious gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infectious colitis NOS
    • Infectious enteritis NOS
    • Infectious gastroenteritis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • colitis NOS (K52.9)
    • diarrhea NOS (R19.7)
    • enteritis NOS (K52.9)
    • gastroenteritis NOS (K52.9)
    • noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified (K52.9)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K52.9

    Noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Colitis NOS
    • Enteritis NOS
    • Gastroenteritis NOS
    • Ileitis NOS
    • Jejunitis NOS
    • Sigmoiditis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • diarrhea NOS (R19.7)
    • functional diarrhea (K59.1)
    • infectious gastroenteritis and colitis NOS (A09)
    • neonatal diarrhea (noninfective) (P78.3)
    • psychogenic diarrhea (F45.8)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K59.1

    Functional diarrhea

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • diarrhea NOS (R19.7)
    • irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (K58.0)
  • Use Additional: U07.0
    , D89.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code U07.0

    Vaping-related disorder

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dabbing related lung damage
    • Dabbing related lung injury
    • E-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury [EVALI]
    • Electronic cigarette related lung damage
    • Electronic cigarette related lung injury
    Use Additional
    • code to identify manifestations, such as:
    • abdominal pain (R10.84)
    • acute respiratory distress syndrome (J80)
    • diarrhea (R19.7)
    • drug-induced interstitial lung disorder (J70.4)
    • lipoid pneumonia (J69.1)
    • weight loss (R63.4)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D89.81

    Graft-versus-host disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying cause, such as:
    • complications of transplanted organs and tissue (T86.-)
    • complications of blood transfusion (T80.89)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify associated manifestations, such as:
    • desquamative dermatitis (L30.8)
    • diarrhea (R19.7)
    • elevated bilirubin (R17)
    • hair loss (L65.9)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R19.7:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R19.7
R19.31 Right upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.32 Left upper quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.33 Right lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.34 Left lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
R19.35 Periumbilic abdominal rigidity
R19.36 Epigastric abdominal rigidity
R19.37 Generalized abdominal rigidity
R19.4 Change in bowel habit
R19.5 Other fecal abnormalities
R19.6 Halitosis
R19.7 Diarrhea, unspecified
R19.8 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
R20 Disturbances of skin sensation
R20.0 Anesthesia of skin
R20.1 Hypoesthesia of skin
R20.2 Paresthesia of skin
R20.3 Hyperesthesia
R20.8 Other disturbances of skin sensation
R20.9 Unspecified disturbances of skin sensation
R21 Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption
R22 Localized swelling, mass and lump of skin and subcutaneous tissue

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