ICD-10 Code R19.33

Right lower quadrant abdominal rigidity

Diagnosis Code R19.33

ICD-10: R19.33
Short Description: Right lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
Long Description: Right lower quadrant abdominal rigidity
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R19.33

Valid for Submission
The code R19.33 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the dgstv sys and abdomen (R19)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

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.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R19.33 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 393 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 394 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 395 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 789.43 - Abdmnal rgdt rt lwr quad

Synonyms
  • Abdominal rigidity of right lower quadrant
  • Guarding of right iliac fossa
  • Guarding of right lumbar region
  • O/E - guarding on palpation
  • O/E - guarding on palpation
  • On examination - guarding - right iliac
  • On examination - guarding - right lumbar

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R19.33 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Abdominal Pain

Also called: Bellyache

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
  • Abdominal pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Flank pain (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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