ICD-10-CM Code R10.2

Pelvic and perineal pain

Version 2021 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx Family Practice Internal Medicine Pediatrics

Valid for Submission

R10.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pelvic and perineal pain. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R10.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute pain in female pelvis, acute pelvic pain, adnexal tenderness, after pains, c/o - ureteric pain, c/o pelvic pain, etc

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.

Short Description:Pelvic and perineal pain
Long Description:Pelvic and perineal pain

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R10.2:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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 R10.2 are found in the index:


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

  • Acute pain in female pelvis
  • Acute pelvic pain
  • Adnexal tenderness
  • After pains
  • C/O - ureteric pain
  • C/O pelvic pain
  • C/O perineal pain
  • Chronic female pelvic pain syndrome
  • Chronic pelvic pain of female
  • Chronic pelvic pain without obvious pathology
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Chronic prostatitis - chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Chronic vaginal pain
  • Cyclic pelvic pain
  • Discomfort of vulva
  • Epididymal pain
  • Finding of sensation of cervix
  • Finding of sensation of epididymis
  • Finding of sensation of prostate
  • Girdle pain
  • Iliac fossa pain
  • Inguinal pain
  • Labor pain
  • Non-cyclic pelvic pain
  • Obstetric pain
  • Obstetric pain
  • Pain in female pelvis
  • Pain in female pelvis
  • Pain in female pelvis
  • Pain in female perineum
  • Pain in male pelvis
  • Pain in male perineum
  • Pain in pelvis
  • Pain in round ligament in pregnancy
  • Pain in symphysis pubis in pregnancy
  • Pain of cervix
  • Pain of uterus
  • Pain on movement of cervix
  • Pelvic and perineal pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Perianal pain
  • Perineal neuralgia
  • Perineal pain
  • Post-vasectomy epididymal pain
  • Post-vasectomy pain
  • Prostatic pain
  • Sacral back pain
  • Ureteric pain
  • Urinary tract pain
  • Vaginal pain
  • Vulva sore
  • Vulval pain

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R10.2 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.


Convert R10.2 to ICD-9

  • 608.9 - Male genital dis NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 625.9 - Fem genital symptoms NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 789.09 - Abdmnal pain oth spcf st (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Abdominal and pelvic pain (R10)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients

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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