ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R60.1

Generalized edema

Diagnosis Code R60.1

ICD-10: R60.1
Short Description: Generalized edema
Long Description: Generalized edema
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R60.1

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Edema, not elsewhere classified (R60)

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 R60.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Anasarca
  • Edema, generalized
  • Exudative diathesis
  • Exudative edema
  • Menstrual edema

Information for Patients


Also called: Dropsy

Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.

Causes of edema include

  • Eating too much salt
  • Sunburn
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problems from cirrhosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with lymph nodes, especially after mastectomy
  • Some medicines
  • Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm

To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Angioedema
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Swelling

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