ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R39.14

Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying

Diagnosis Code R39.14

ICD-10: R39.14
Short Description: Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
Long Description: Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R39.14

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system (R30-R39)
      • Oth and unsp symptoms and signs involving the GU sys (R39)

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 R39.14 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Incomplete emptying of bladder

Information for Patients

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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