ICD-10-CM Code R10.31

Right lower quadrant pain

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx Family Practice Internal Medicine Pediatrics

Valid for Submission

R10.31 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R10.31 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral pain of inguinal region, c/o right iliac fossa pain, inguinal pain, inguinal pain, left inguinal pain, on examination - abdominal pain - right iliac, 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.

ICD-10:R10.31
Short Description:Right lower quadrant pain
Long Description:Right lower quadrant pain

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 R10.31 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:

  • Bilateral pain of inguinal region
  • C/O right iliac fossa pain
  • Inguinal pain
  • Inguinal pain
  • Left inguinal pain
  • On examination - abdominal pain - right iliac
  • On examination - iliac pain - abdominal
  • Right iliac fossa pain
  • Right inguinal pain
  • Right inguinal pain
  • Right lower quadrant pain

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R10.31 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.

  • 391 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 392 - ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENTERITIS AND MISCELLANEOUS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert R10.31 to ICD-9

  • 789.03 - Abdmnal pain rt lwr quad

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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