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Abdominal pain are those that take place between the chest and groins. These are very common types of pain with almost everyone at some point of their life.
This type of pain is felt in more than half of the portion of the belly and it could occur due to gas formation, indigestion or stomach virus.
Abdominal pain can be treated or prevented depending on the seriousness. One can adopt a healthy lifestyle trying to prevent it by eating healthy, drinking a lot of water, exercising frequently, and eating meals in small quantities.
There are over 30 different codes falling under the R10 category of the ICD-10-CM manual, corresponding to the different types of abdominal pains including:
The above codes describe the symptoms for abdominal pain and not the specific diagnoses, due to which they are normally assigned to cases when conclusive diagnoses have not been made yet.
The abdomen is the area bounded by the diaphragm and lower ribs, falling above the pelvic bone. While abdominal pain can be caused by the inflammation of the tissues found in the abdominal wall, the pain typically originates due to discomfort caused by the organs in the abdominal cavity.
There are various conditions that can lead to abdominal pain including obstruction, inflammation, intestinal disorders, and various infections. Infections are caused when bacteria enter your digestive tract via the intestines, blood, or the throat resulting in mild to severe pains, diarrhea, and constipation.
Depending on the location of the pain and the severity, abdominal pain is categorized into different forms. Generalized abdominal pain is felt in most of your abdomen, caused by gas, indigestion, or stomach viruses.
ICD-10 (short for International Classification of Diseases, tenth edition) is a clinical documentation and cataloging system owned by the World Health organization which consists of thousands of codes, where each code represents critical information about the different diseases, findings, causes of injuries, symptoms, possible treatments, and epidemiology, playing a vital role in enabling advancements in clinical treatment and medication..
When documenting a diagnosis of abdominal pain, it is important to not only identify the pain location but also the pain type. The following should always be included: Location e.g. generalized, right upper quadrant, periumbilical, etc.; pain or tenderness type e.g. colic, tenderness, rebound.
Abdominal and pelvic pain R10- 1 dorsalgia (#N#ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54#N#M54 Dorsalgia#N#M54.0 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.00 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.01 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.02 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.03 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.04 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.05 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.06 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.07 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.08 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and ba...#N#M54.09 Panniculitis affecting regions, neck and back...#N#M54.1 Radiculopathy#N#M54.10 …… site unspecified#N#M54.11 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region#N#M54.12 …… cervical region#N#M54.13 …… cervicothoracic region#N#M54.14 …… thoracic region#N#M54.15 …… thoracolumbar region#N#M54.16 …… lumbar region#N#M54.17 …… lumbosacral region#N#M54.18 Radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal regi...#N#M54.2 Cervicalgia#N#M54.3 Sciatica#N#M54.30 …… unspecified side#N#M54.31 …… right side#N#M54.32 …… left side#N#M54.4 Lumbago with sciatica#N#M54.40 …… unspecified side#N#M54.41 …… right side#N#M54.42 …… left side#N#M54.5 Low back pain#N#M54.6 Pain in thoracic spine#N#M54.8 Other dorsalgia#N#M54.81 Occipital neuralgia#N#M54.89 Other dorsalgia#N#M54.9 Dorsalgia, unspecified#N#M54.-) 2 flatulence and related conditions (#N#ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R14#N#R14 Flatulence and related conditions#N#R14.0 Abdominal distension (gaseous)#N#R14.1 Gas pain#N#R14.2 Eructation#N#R14.3 Flatulence#N#R14.-)
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. 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.
R10 is a non-billable ICD-10 code for Abdominal and pelvic pain. It should not be used for HIPAA-covered transactions as a more specific code is available to choose from below.
A 3-character code is to be used only if it is not further subdivided. A code is invalid if it has not been coded to the full number of characters required for that code, including the 7 th character, if applicable. Select Billable Codes to view only billable codes under R10 or select the Tabular List to view all codes under R10 in hierarchical ...
NEC Not elsewhere classifiable#N#This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code.
An Excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together.