ICD-10-CM Code R19.8
Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
R19.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code R198 is used to code Rectal tenesmus
Rectal tenesmus (Latin, from Greek teinesmos, from teinein to stretch, strain) is a feeling of incomplete defecation. It is the sensation of inability or difficulty to empty the bowel at defecation, even if the bowel contents have already been excreted. Tenesmus indicates the feeling of a residue, and is not always correlated with the actual presence of residual fecal matter in the rectum. It is frequently painful and may be accompanied by involuntary straining and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Tenesmus has both a nociceptive and a neuropathic component, and is usually accompanied by intense patient anxiety.
|ICD 9 Code:||787.99|
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #391-392 - Esophagitis, gastroent and misc digest disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Hunger pain (finding)
- Passage of rice water stools (finding)
- Diarrhea symptom (finding)
- Severe diarrhea (finding)
- Abdominal weakness (finding)
- Decreased gastric tonus (finding)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R19.8 - Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code R19.8 and a single ICD9 code, 789.9 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.