ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R39.81

Functional urinary incontinence

Diagnosis Code R39.81

ICD-10: R39.81
Short Description: Functional urinary incontinence
Long Description: Functional urinary incontinence
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R39.81

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 R39.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 788.91 - Fnctnl urinary incontnce

  • Functional urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence of non-organic origin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R39.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. Women experience UI twice as often as men.

Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.

Treatment depends on the type of problem you have and what best fits your lifestyle. It may include simple exercises, medicines, special devices or procedures prescribed by your doctor, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • External incontinence devices
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Inflatable artificial sphincter
  • Kegel exercises - self-care
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Stress incontinence
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Urge incontinence
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence - collagen implants
  • Urinary incontinence - retropubic suspension
  • Urinary incontinence - tension-free vaginal tape
  • Urinary incontinence - vaginal sling procedures
  • Urinary incontinence products
  • Urinary incontinence products - self-care
  • Urinary incontinence surgery - female - discharge
  • Urine drainage bags
  • When you have urinary incontinence

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