ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R33.0

Drug induced retention of urine

Diagnosis Code R33.0

ICD-10: R33.0
Short Description: Drug induced retention of urine
Long Description: Drug induced retention of urine
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R33.0

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system (R30-R39)
      • Retention of urine (R33)

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 R33.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R33.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Drug Reactions

    Also called: Side effects

    Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.

    One problem is interactions, which may occur between

    • Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
    • Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
    • Drugs and supplements, such as gingko and blood thinners
    • Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers

    Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.

    Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.

    Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

    When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

    • Angioedema
    • Drug allergies
    • Drug-induced diarrhea
    • Drug-induced tremor
    • Taking multiple medicines safely

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    Urine and Urination

    Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.

    You may have problems with urination if you have

    • Kidney failure
    • Urinary tract infections
    • An enlarged prostate
    • Bladder control problems like incontinence, overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis
    • A blockage that prevents you from emptying your bladder

    Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your healthcare provider. Urinalysis and other urine tests can help to diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause.

    NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    • Clean catch urine sample
    • Frequent or urgent urination
    • RBC urine test
    • Urinalysis
    • Urinary catheters
    • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
    • Urinating more at night
    • Urination - difficulty with flow
    • Urination - painful
    • Urine - bloody
    • Urine 24-hour volume
    • Urine odor

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