ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 789.9

Abdomen/pelvis symp NEC

Diagnosis Code 789.9

ICD-9: 789.9
Short Description: Abdomen/pelvis symp NEC
Long Description: Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 789.9

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 789 Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abdomen hyper-resonant
  • Abdominal bruit
  • Abdominal involuntary guarding
  • Abdominal venous hum
  • Abdominal wall movement
  • Abdominal weakness
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Accumulation of bile in abdominal cavity
  • Acute pelvic pain
  • Bruit over kidney
  • Bruit over liver
  • Cough impulse in inguinal canal
  • Cullen's sign positive
  • Dipping over liver
  • Dipping over spleen
  • Discoloration of spleen
  • Finding of localized abdominal dullness to percussion
  • Generalized abdominal dullness to percussion
  • Grey Turner's sign positive
  • Inguinal canal empty
  • Irregular abdominal contour
  • Liver pulsatile
  • McBurney's sign
  • Murphy's sign positive
  • Noises in abdomen
  • Nonspecific abdominal symptom
  • On examination - gallbladder irregular
  • On examination - gallbladder moderately enlarged
  • On examination - gallbladder very enlarged
  • On examination - guarding - epigastrium
  • On examination - guarding - hypogastrium
  • On examination - guarding - left hypochondrium
  • On examination - guarding - left iliac
  • On examination - guarding - left lumbar
  • On examination - guarding - right hypochondrium
  • On examination - guarding - right iliac
  • On examination - guarding - right lumbar
  • On examination - guarding - umbilical
  • On examination - guarding on palpation
  • On examination - intra-abdominal movement
  • On examination - liver finely irregular
  • On examination - liver firm
  • On examination - liver grossly irregular
  • On examination - liver pulsatile
  • On examination - liver tender
  • On examination - liver very hard
  • On examination - renal angle tenderness
  • Pallor of spleen
  • Patulous umbilicus
  • Periumbilical flare
  • Protruding umbilicus
  • Psoas sign
  • Puddle sign positive
  • Shifting abdominal dullness present
  • Spleen palpable in right lateral position
  • Succussion splash - abdomen
  • Sunken umbilicus
  • Temporary peritoneal dialysis catheter in situ
  • Umbilical bleeding
  • Umbilical cord stump oozing
  • Umbilical discharge
  • Visible abdominal pulsation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 789.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Abdominal Pain

Also called: Bellyache

Your abdomen extends from below your chest to your groin. Some people call it the stomach, but your abdomen contains many other important organs. Pain in the abdomen can come from any one of them. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Severe pain doesn't always mean a serious problem. Nor does mild pain mean a problem is not serious.

Call your healthcare provider if mild pain lasts a week or more or if you have pain with other symptoms. Get medical help immediately if

  • You have abdominal pain that is sudden and sharp
  • You also have pain in your chest, neck or shoulder
  • You're vomiting blood or have blood in your stool
  • Your abdomen is stiff, hard and tender to touch
  • You can't move your bowels, especially if you're also vomiting

  • Abdominal pain
  • Flank pain

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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain occurs mostly in the lower abdomen area. The pain might be steady, or it might come and go. If the pain is severe, it might get in the way of your daily activities.

If you're a woman, you might feel a dull pain during your period. It could also happen during sex. Pelvic pain can be a sign that there is a problem with one of the organs in your pelvic area, such as the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix or vagina. It could also be a symptom of infection, or a problem with the urinary tract, lower intestines, rectum, muscle or bone. If you're a man, the cause is often a problem with the prostate.

You might have to undergo a lot of medical tests to find the cause of the pain. The treatment will depend on the cause, how bad the pain is and how often it occurs.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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