ICD-10-CM Code N23

Unspecified renal colic

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

N23 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified renal colic. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N23 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like c/o - renal pain, c/o - ureteric colic, c/o - ureteric pain, finding of sensation of kidney, finding of sensation of kidney, finding of sensation of kidney, etc

ICD-10:N23
Short Description:Unspecified renal colic
Long Description:Unspecified renal colic

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code N23 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • C/O - renal pain
  • C/O - ureteric colic
  • C/O - ureteric pain
  • Finding of sensation of kidney
  • Finding of sensation of kidney
  • Finding of sensation of kidney
  • Kidney tender
  • O/E - renal angle tenderness
  • Renal angle pain
  • Renal angle tenderness
  • Renal colic
  • Renal pain
  • Ureteric colic
  • Ureteric pain
  • Urinary tract pain
  • Urinary tract pain

Clinical Information

  • RENAL COLIC-. a severe intermittent and spasmodic pain in the lower back radiating to the groin scrotum and labia which is most commonly caused by a kidney stone renal calculus passing through the ureter or by other urinary track blockage. it is often associated with nausea vomiting fever restlessness dull pain frequent urination and hematuria.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N23 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 693 - URINARY STONES WITH MCC
  • 694 - URINARY STONES WITHOUT MCC

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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Urolithiasis (N20-N23)
      • Unspecified renal colic (N23)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in the kidney from substances in the urine. It may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl. Most kidney stones pass out of the body without help from a doctor. But sometimes a stone will not go away. It may get stuck in the urinary tract, block the flow of urine and cause great pain.

The following may be signs of kidney stones that need a doctor's help:

  • Extreme pain in your back or side that will not go away
  • Blood in your urine
  • Fever and chills
  • Vomiting
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy
  • A burning feeling when you urinate

Your doctor will diagnose a kidney stone with urine, blood, and imaging tests.

If you have a stone that won't pass on its own, you may need treatment. It can be done with shock waves; with a scope inserted through the tube that carries urine out of the body, called the urethra; or with surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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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. It can be a sharp and stabbing pain in a specific spot, or a dull pain that is spread out. If the pain is severe, it might get in the way of your daily activities.

If you're a woman, you might feel pain during your period. It could also happen when you have 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. If you're a man, the cause could be problem with the prostate. In men and women, it could be a symptom of infection, or a problem with the urinary tract, lower intestines, rectum, muscle, or bone. Some women have more than one cause of pelvic pain at the same time.

You might have to have lab, imaging, or other 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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