2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E30.0

Delayed puberty

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Delayed puberty
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Disorders of other endocrine glands
      • Disorders of puberty, not elsewhere classified

E30.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of delayed puberty. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Arrested puberty
  • Constitutional delay of growth and puberty
  • Delay in sexual development AND/OR puberty
  • Delayed adrenarche
  • Delayed female puberty
  • Delayed growth of secondary sexual hair
  • Delayed menarche
  • Delayed milestone
  • Delayed puberty
  • Female puberty disorder
  • Finding of secondary sexual hair growth
  • Late menarche
  • Menarche

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Menarche

    the first menstrual cycle marked by the initiation of menstruation.
  • Age at Menarche|MENARAGE|Menarche Age|Menarche Age

    age of first menstruation. a risk factor for breast cancer
  • Isolated Premature Menarche|Premature Menarche

    occurrence of the first menstrual period in a girl before the lower limit of the normal age range for the reference population, without other signs of puberty.
  • Menarche

    onset of menses.
  • Premature Menarche

    occurrence of the first menstrual period in a female before the usual or expected age.
  • Primary Amenorrhea|Delayed Menarche|Delayed Menarche

    abnormally late or absent menarche in a female with normal secondary sexual characteristics.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Constitutional delay of puberty
  • Delayed sexual development

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert E30.0 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 259.0 - Delay sexual develop NEC

Patient Education


Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It is a process that usually happens between ages 10 and 14 for girls and ages 12 and 16 for boys. It causes physical changes, and affects boys and girls differently.

In girls:

  • The first sign of puberty is usually breast development.
  • Then hair grows in the pubic area and armpits.
  • Menstruation (or a period) usually happens last.

In boys:

  • Puberty usually begins with the testicles and penis getting bigger.
  • Then hair grows in the pubic area and armpits.
  • Muscles grow, the voice deepens, and facial hair develops as puberty continues.

Both boys and girls may get acne. They also usually have a growth spurt (a rapid increase in height) that lasts for about 2 or 3 years. This brings them closer to their adult height, which they reach after puberty.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.