ICD-10-CM Code R32

Unspecified urinary incontinence

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R32 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified urinary incontinence. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R32 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal bladder continence, bladder: occasional accident, child developmental finding, childhood double incontinence, daily urinary incontinence, daytime enuresis, etc

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.

Short Description:Unspecified urinary incontinence
Long Description:Unspecified urinary incontinence

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R32:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Enuresis NOS

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • functional urinary incontinence R39.81
  • nonorganic enuresis F98.0
  • stress incontinence and other specified urinary incontinence N39.3 N39.4
  • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment R39.81

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 R32 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormal bladder continence
  • Bladder: occasional accident
  • Child developmental finding
  • Childhood double incontinence
  • Daily urinary incontinence
  • Daytime enuresis
  • Diurnal only enuresis
  • Double incontinence
  • Incontinence
  • Nocturnal AND diurnal enuresis
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence co-occurrent and due to prolapse of female genital organ
  • Urinary incontinence due to benign prostatic hypertrophy

Clinical Information

  • URINARY INCONTINENCE-. involuntary loss of urine such as leaking of urine. it is a symptom of various underlying pathological processes. major types of incontinence include urinary urge incontinence and urinary stress incontinence.
  • URINARY INCONTINENCE STRESS-. involuntary discharge of urine as a result of physical activities that increase abdominal pressure on the urinary bladder without detrusor contraction or overdistended bladder. the subtypes are classified by the degree of leakage descent and opening of the bladder neck and urethra without bladder contraction and sphincter deficiency.
  • URINARY INCONTINENCE URGE-. involuntary discharge of urine that is associated with an abrupt and strong desire to void. it is usually related to the involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle of the bladder detrusor hyperreflexia or detrusor instability.
  • NOCTURNAL ENURESIS-. involuntary discharge of urine during sleep at night after expected age of completed development of urinary control.
  • DIURNAL ENURESIS-. involuntary discharge of urine during the daytime while one is awake.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R32 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.


Convert R32 to ICD-9

  • 788.30 - Urinary incontinence NOS

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system (R30-R39)
      • Unspecified urinary incontinence (R32)

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

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. Women experience UI twice as often as men.

Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.

Treatment depends on the type of problem you have and what best fits your lifestyle. It may include simple exercises, medicines, special devices or procedures prescribed by your doctor, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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