ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R19.8

Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen

Diagnosis Code R19.8

ICD-10: R19.8
Short Description: Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen
Long Description: Other specified symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R19.8

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The code R19.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen (R19)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R19.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abdominal weakness
  • Abnormal defecation
  • Abnormal digestive tract function
  • Abnormal gallbladder function
  • Alteration in bowel elimination
  • Anal pain
  • Decreased gastric tonus
  • Decreased incisal display at rest
  • Decreased incisal display on smiling
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Digestive symptom
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Flat abdominal contour
  • Frequent defecation
  • Gagging
  • Gastrointestinal symptom
  • Increased incisal display at rest
  • Increased liver function
  • Infrequent bowel action
  • Lesion of rectum
  • Mass of digestive structure
  • Murphy's sign positive
  • Obese abdomen
  • Pain of digestive structure
  • Rectal discharge
  • Rectal tenesmus
  • Tenderness of digestive structure
  • Tenesmus
  • Tenesmus - anal
  • Tenesmus present
  • Weakness present

Information for Patients

Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Digestive diseases
  • EGD discharge
  • Fecal fat
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Stools - floating
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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