ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N83.20

Unspecified ovarian cysts

Diagnosis Code N83.20

ICD-10: N83.20
Short Description: Unspecified ovarian cysts
Long Description: Unspecified ovarian cysts
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N83.20

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • N83.201 - Unspecified ovarian cyst, right side
  • N83.202 - Unspecified ovarian cyst, left side
  • N83.209 - Unspecified ovarian cyst, unspecified side

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Noninflammatory disord of ovary, fallop and broad ligament (N83)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Ovarian Cysts

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and make female hormones. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in or on an ovary. They usually form during ovulation, when the ovary releases an egg. They are usually harmless and go away by themselves. Most women have them sometime during their lives.

Most ovarian cysts are small and don't cause symptoms. Women may not find out that they have them until they have a pelvic exam. If there are symptoms, they may include

  • Pressure
  • Bloating
  • Swelling
  • Pain in the lower abdomen, on the side where the cyst is

If your health care provider finds a cyst, you may be able to wait to see if it gets bigger. You may need surgery if you have pain, are past menopause, or if the cyst does not go away. If a cyst bursts or causes bleeding, you should get medical help right away. Birth control pills can help prevent new cysts.

Rarely, ovarian cysts can become cancerous. This risk increases as you get older.

A health problem that involves ovarian cysts is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS can have high levels of male hormones, irregular or no periods, and small ovarian cysts.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • Ovarian cysts (Medical Encyclopedia)


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