ICD-10-CM Code R39

Other and unspecified symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R39 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R39
Short Description:Oth and unsp symptoms and signs involving the GU sys
Long Description:Other and unspecified symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • R39.0 - Extravasation of urine
  • R39.1 - Other difficulties with micturition
  • R39.11 - Hesitancy of micturition
  • R39.12 - Poor urinary stream
  • R39.13 - Splitting of urinary stream
  • R39.14 - Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
  • R39.15 - Urgency of urination
  • R39.16 - Straining to void
  • R39.19 - Other difficulties with micturition
  • R39.191 - Need to immediately re-void
  • R39.192 - Position dependent micturition
  • R39.198 - Other difficulties with micturition
  • R39.2 - Extrarenal uremia
  • R39.8 - Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system
  • R39.81 - Functional urinary incontinence
  • R39.82 - Chronic bladder pain
  • R39.83 - Unilateral non-palpable testicle
  • R39.84 - Bilateral non-palpable testicles
  • R39.89 - Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system
  • R39.9 - Unspecified symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system (R30-R39)
      • Oth and unsp symptoms and signs involving the GU sys (R39)

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


Urine and Urination

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.

You may have problems with urination if you have

  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Bladder control problems like incontinence, overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis
  • A blockage that prevents you from emptying your bladder

Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your health care provider. Urinalysis and other urine tests can help to diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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