ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K27.3

Acute peptic ulcer, site unsp, w/o hemorrhage or perforation

Diagnosis Code K27.3

ICD-10: K27.3
Short Description: Acute peptic ulcer, site unsp, w/o hemorrhage or perforation
Long Description: Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, without hemorrhage or perforation
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K27.3


Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum (K20-K31)
      • Peptic ulcer, site unspecified (K27)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K27.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • COMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITH MCC 380
  • COMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITH CC 381
  • COMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITHOUT CC/MCC 382
  • UNCOMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITH MCC 383
  • UNCOMPLICATED PEPTIC ULCER WITHOUT MCC 384

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Synonyms
  • Acute peptic ulcer
  • Acute peptic ulcer with obstruction
  • Acute peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Acute peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Acute peptic ulcer without hemorrhage, without perforation AND without obstruction
  • Common duodenal ulcer
  • Common duodenal ulcer
  • Curling's ulcer of duodenum
  • Curling's ulcers
  • Cushing's ulcer of duodenum
  • Cushing's ulcers
  • Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation
  • Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage AND without perforation but with obstruction
  • Peptic ulcer without hemorrhage, without perforation AND without obstruction
  • Stress ulcer
  • Stress ulcer
  • Stress ulcer
  • Stress ulcer of duodenum
  • Stress ulcer of duodenum
  • Stress ulcer of duodenum

Information for Patients


Peptic Ulcer

Also called: Duodenal ulcer, Gastric ulcer, Stomach ulcer, Ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. A burning stomach pain is the most common symptom. The pain

  • Starts between meals or during the night
  • Briefly stops if you eat or take antacids
  • Lasts for minutes to hours
  • Comes and goes for several days or weeks

Peptic ulcers happen when the acids that help you digest food damage the walls of the stomach or duodenum. The most common cause is infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. Another cause is the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Stress and spicy foods do not cause ulcers, but can make them worse.

To see if you have an H. pylori infection, your doctor will test your blood, breath, or stool. Your doctor also may look inside your stomach and duodenum by doing an endoscopy or x-ray.

Peptic ulcers will get worse if not treated. Treatment may include medicines to reduce stomach acids or antibiotics to kill H. pylori. Antacids and milk can't heal peptic ulcers. Not smoking and avoiding alcohol can help. You may need surgery if your ulcers don't heal.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Culture - duodenal tissue
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Stomach acid test
  • Tests for H. pylori
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome


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