2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.13

Epigastric pain

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Epigastric pain
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen
      • Abdominal and pelvic pain

R10.13 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of epigastric pain. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

The code is commonly used in family practice, internal medicine , pediatrics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as abdominal pain.

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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal wall pain
  • Abdominal wall pain
  • Abdominal wall pain
  • Burning epigastric pain
  • Burning pain
  • Central abdominal pain
  • Central abdominal pain
  • Central abdominal pain
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Epigastric pain
  • Epigastric pain syndrome
  • Finding of general observation of digestion
  • Hunger pain
  • Indigestion
  • Localized abdominal pain
  • Localized pain
  • Nonulcer dyspepsia
  • Pain in abdominal region on palpation
  • Pain in epigastric region on palpation

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Burning Chest Pain|Burning Pain

    the sensation of chest pain described as an intense discomfort, similar to that experience as a result of a thermal burn, distinct from sharp, stabbing or aching, often related to nerves; sometimes used to describe gastric or esophageal pain.
  • Burning Pain

    a sensation of intensely hot or searing discomfort.
  • Have Shooting or Burning Pain in Fingers or Hands|Did you have shooting or burning pain in your fingers or hands

    a question about whether an individual has or had shooting or burning pain in their fingers or hands.
  • Have Shooting or Burning Pain in Toes or Feet|Did you have shooting or burning pain in your toes or feet

    a question about whether an individual has or had shooting or burning pain in their toes or feet.
  • MNSI - Burning Pain Legs/Feet|MNSI1-Ever Have Burning Pain Legs/Feet|MNSI1-Ever Have Burning Pain Legs/Feet|MNSI102

    michigan neuropathy screening instrument (mnsi) history; do you ever have any burning pain in your legs and/or feet?
  • SF-MPQ-2 - Hot-burning Pain|SFMP2-Hot-burning Pain|SFMP2-Hot-burning Pain|SFMP207

    short-form mcgill pain questionnaire-2 (short form mpq) hot-burning pain.

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 R10.13 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 789.06 - Abdmnal pain epigastric

Patient Education

Abdominal Pain

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 health care 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

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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] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.