2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R10.83


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Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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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

R10.83 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of colic. 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 R10.83 is applicable for patients aged 0 through 17 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

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 colic
  • Colicky pain
  • Evening colic
  • Infantile colic

Clinical Information

  • Abdominal Pain-. sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region.
  • Bacteriocin Plasmids-. plasmids encoding bacterial exotoxins (bacteriocins).
  • Colic-. a clinical syndrome with intermittent abdominal pain characterized by sudden onset and cessation that is commonly seen in infants. it is usually associated with obstruction of the intestines; of the cystic duct; or of the urinary tract.
  • Colicins-. bacteriocins elaborated by strains of escherichia coli and related species. they are proteins or protein-lipopolysaccharide complexes lethal to other strains of the same species.
  • Colon, Ascending-. the segment of large intestine between the cecum and the transverse colon. it passes cephalad from the cecum to the caudal surface of the right lobe of the liver where it bends sharply to the left, forming the right colic flexure.
  • Colon, Transverse-. the segment of large intestine between ascending colon and descending colon. it passes from the right colic flexure across the abdomen, then turns sharply at the left colonic flexure into the descending colon.
  • 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.
  • Bacteriocins-. substances elaborated by specific strains of bacteria that are lethal against other strains of the same or related species. they are protein or lipopolysaccharide-protein complexes used in taxonomy studies of bacteria.
  • Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells-Poly Lactic-co-glycolic Acid|Autologous Bone Marrow-derived MSCs-PLGA|Autologous MSC-PLGA-. a preparation of autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (msc) that are seeded on biodegradable poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (plga)-containing polymer scaffolds, that can potentially be used for bone marrow engraftment. when administered into the bone lesion of the patient, the autologous msc-plga can be used for bone marrow engraftment.
  • Candida boidinii|CANDIDA BOIDINII|Hansenula alcolica-. a species of yeast in the family trichocomacae that is capable of utilizing methanol as a carbon source.
  • Clostridium glycolicum|CLOSTRIDIUM GLYCOLICUM|Terrisporobacter glycolicus-. a species of strictly anaerobic, gram positive, rod shaped bacteria assigned to the phylum firmicutes. this species is endospore forming, utilizes ethylene glycol as an energy source, is indole and catalase negative and does not hydrolyze esculin. c. glycolicum is an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals and individuals with open wounds.
  • Colic-. paroxysms of discomfort characterized by abrupt onset and remission. this typically occurs when a hollow organ or supporting structure is obstructed.
  • Gastrocolic Ligament-. a major portion of the greater omentum between the stomach and the transverse colon.
  • Grade 1 Renal Colic, CTCAE|Grade 1 Renal colic-. mild pain not interfering with activity; nonprescription medication indicated
  • Grade 2 Renal Colic, CTCAE|Grade 2 Renal colic-. moderate pain; limiting instrumental adl; prescription medication indicated
  • Grade 3 Renal Colic, CTCAE|Grade 3 Renal colic-. hospitalization indicated; limiting self care adl
  • Greater Omentum|Gastro-Colic Omentum-. a large fold of peritoneum that hangs down from the stomach, and extends from the stomach to the posterior abdominal wall after associating with the transverse colon.
  • Hepatic Flexure|Ascending Colon Hepatic Flexure|COLON, HEPATIC FLEXURE|Hepatic Flexure of Colon|Hepatic Flexure of the Colon|Hepatic flexure of colon|Right Colic Flexure|Right Colic Flexure|flexura coli heaptica|hepatic flexure|hepatic flexure of colon|hepatic flexure of colon|right colic flexure-. the bend of the colon at the juncture of its ascending and transverse portions.
  • Hyperpipecolatemia|Pipecolic Acidemia-. a rare, autosomal recessive inherited metabolic disorder characterized by high levels of pipecolic acid in the blood, leading to neuropathy and hepatomegaly.
  • Ileocecocolic Lymph Node|LYMPH NODE, ILEOCECOCOLIC-. a lymph node at the ileocecocolic junction.
  • Ileocecocolic Region|ILEOCECOCOLIC REGION|Ileocecocolic Junction|Ileocolocaecal Area-. transitional area involving the terminal ileum, cecum and beginning of the colon.
  • Ileo-Colic Artery-. a branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies blood to the terminal ileum and ascending colon.
  • Ileocolic Vein-. a blood vessel running parallel to the ileocolic artery that drains blood from the terminal ileum and ascending colon into the superior mesenteric vein.
  • Infantile Colic|Colic|Infant Colic|Infant Colic-. paroxysms of irritability, fussing or crying that starts and stops without obvious cause in an infant up to four months of age without failure to thrive. episodes last three or more hours per day for at least three days per week for at least on week.
  • Middle Colic Artery-. an artery arising from the superior mesenteric artery that supplies the transverse colon.
  • Mycobacterium mucogenicum|MYCOLICIBACTERIUM MUCOGENICUM|Mycolicibacterium mucogenicum-. a species of nonpigmented, nonmotile, and weakly gram-positive bacteria in the family mycobacteriaceae. m. mucogenicum has been identified as a water contaminant in hospitals and infection is associated with clinical diseases in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. the species is tolerant to disinfection by chlorination and extreme temperatures, and to traditional antimycobacterial agents, but is susceptible to amikacin, imipenem, cefoxitin, clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin, the new fluoroquinolones, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.
  • Mycolicibacterium aubagnense|MYCOLICIBACTERIUM AUBAGNENSE|Mycobacterium aubagnense-. any bacterial organism that can be assigned to the species mycolicibacterium aubagnense.
  • Mycolicibacterium chimaera|MYCOBACTERIUM CHIMAERA-. any bacterial organism that can be assigned to the species mycobacterium chimaera.
  • Mycolicibacterium mucogenicum Group|MYCOLICIBACTERIUM MUCOGENICUM GROUP|Mycobacterium mucogenicum Group-. a non-taxonomic grouping of bacterial species that are phenotypically or genetically similar to the mycolicibacterium mucogenicum species. this group may include but is not limited to: m. mucogenicum, m. aubagnense, and m. phocaicum.
  • Mycolicibacterium phocaicum|MYCOLICIBACTERIUM PHOCAICUM|Mycobacterium phocaicum-. any bacterial organism that can be assigned to the species mycolicibacterium phocaicum.
  • Paracolic Gutter|PARACOLIC GUTTER-. either of the two naturally ocurring spaces between the colon and the abdominal wall, lateral to the ascending and descending colons.
  • Pericolic|Pericolonic-. surrounding the colon.
  • Renal Colic, CTCAE|Renal Colic|Renal colic-. a disorder characterized by paroxysmal and severe flank marked discomfort radiating to the inguinal area. often, the cause is the passage of crystals/kidney stones.
  • Renal Colic|Renal colic-. paroxysmal and severe flank pain radiating to the inguinal area. it is caused by the passage of a kidney stone through the ureter.
  • Splenic Flexure|COLON, SPLENIC FLEXURE|Left Colic Flexure|Left Colic Flexure|Splenic Flexure of Colon|Splenic flexure of colon|flexura coli splenica|left colic flexure|splenic flexure|splenic flexure of colon-. the bend at the junction of the transverse and descending colon.

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).

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10-CM Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Pediatric diagnoses - The Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies in pediatric cases by checking a patient's age and any diagnosis on the patient's record. The pediatric code edits apply to patients age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye's syndrome, routine child health exam).

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
R10.83789.7 - Colic

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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Common Infant and Newborn Problems

It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like diaper rash or cradle cap.

Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby, and to know the warning signs for more serious problems. Trust your intuition - if you are worried about your baby, call your health care provider right away.

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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.