ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I83.009

Varicose veins of unsp lower extremity w ulcer of unsp site

Diagnosis Code I83.009

ICD-10: I83.009
Short Description: Varicose veins of unsp lower extremity w ulcer of unsp site
Long Description: Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with ulcer of unspecified site
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I83.009

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
    • Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified (I80-I89)
      • Varicose veins of lower extremities (I83)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I83.009 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Stasis ulcer
  • Varicose ulcer of lower extremity
  • Varicose veins of leg in long saphenous vein distribution with ulcer
  • Varicose veins of leg in short saphenous vein distribution with ulcer
  • Varicose veins of leg with long saphenous vein distribution
  • Varicose veins of leg with short saphenous vein distribution
  • Varicose veins of lower extremity with ulcer
  • Varicose veins of the leg with ulcer
  • Venous ulcer of leg

Information for Patients

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein.

Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.

Varicose veins are very common. You are more at risk if you are older, a female, obese, don't exercise or have a family history. They can also be more common in pregnancy.

Doctors often diagnose varicose veins from a physical exam. Sometimes you may need additional tests.

Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend procedures to remove them.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Telangiectasia
  • Varicocele
  • Varicose and other vein problems - self-care
  • Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment
  • Varicose vein stripping
  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency

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