Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R14.3


ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
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
      • Flatulence and related conditions

R14.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of flatulence. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

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 wind pain
  • Burping
  • Digestive symptom
  • Excessive flatus
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of flatus
  • Finding of upper gastrointestinal gas
  • Flatulence symptom
  • Flatulence, eructation and gas pain
  • Passing flatus
  • Passing loud flatus
  • Passing offensive flatus
  • Unable to control flatus

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Flatulence

    production or presence of gas in the gastrointestinal tract which may be expelled through the anus.
  • Bothered by Gas or Flatulence|Bothered by Gas|I am bothered by gas (flatulence)|Were you bothered by gas (flatulence)

    a question about whether an individual is or was bothered by gas or flatulence.
  • Flatulence

    a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal.
  • Flatulence, CTCAE|Flatulence|Flatulence|Flatulence

    a disorder characterized by a discharge of excessive gas from the lower gi tract.
  • Grade 1 Flatulence, CTCAE|Grade 1 Flatulence|Grade 1 Flatulence

    mild symptoms; intervention not indicated
  • Grade 2 Flatulence, CTCAE|Grade 2 Flatulence|Grade 2 Flatulence

    moderate; persistent; psychosocial sequelae
  • Have Flatulence or Gas|Extent Have Flatulence or Gas|Have you had flatulence or gas

    a question about the extent to which an individual has or had flatulence or gas.
  • Have Problem with Flatulence|Have you had a problem with passing wind / gas / flatulence

    a question about whether an individual has or had a problem with flatulence.
  • Past Seven Days Increased Passing of Gas|In the last 7 days, did you have any increased passing of gas (flatulence)|Past Seven Days Any Increased Passing of Gas

    a question about whether or not an individual had any increased passing of gas (flatulence) over the past seven days.

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 R14.3 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 787.3 - Flatul/eructat/gas pain
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


Everyone has gas. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. Passing gas through the mouth is called belching or burping. Passing gas through the anus is called flatulence. Most of the time gas does not have an odor. The odor comes from bacteria in the large intestine that release small amounts of gases that contain sulfur.

Gas in the digestive tract comes from two sources: air that you swallow and the breakdown of undigested food by bacteria in the large intestine. Certain foods may cause gas. Foods that produce gas in one person may not cause gas in another.

You can reduce the amount of gas you have by:

  • Drinking lots of water and non-fizzy drinks
  • Eating more slowly so you swallow less air when you eat
  • Avoiding milk products if you have lactose intolerance

Medicines can help reduce gas or the pain and bloating caused by gas. If your symptoms still bother you, see your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

Gas in the Digestive Tract

Overview of gas in the digestive tract, symptoms such as belching, bloating, and passing gas, and treatments or diet changes that can reduce gas symptoms.
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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.