ICD-10-CM Code R10.3

Pain localized to other parts of lower abdomen

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R10.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pain localized to other parts of lower abdomen. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R10.3
Short Description:Pain localized to other parts of lower abdomen
Long Description:Pain localized to other parts of lower abdomen

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • R10.30 - Lower abdominal pain, unspecified
  • R10.31 - Right lower quadrant pain
  • R10.32 - Left lower quadrant pain
  • R10.33 - Periumbilical pain

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

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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