R39.8 - Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
ICD-10:R39.8
Short Description:Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system
Long Description:Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

R39.8 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

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.

Specific Coding for Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Non-specific codes like R39.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R39.81 for Functional urinary incontinence
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R39.82 for Chronic bladder pain
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R39.83 for Unilateral non-palpable testicle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R39.84 for Bilateral non-palpable testicles
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R39.89 for Other symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system

Patient Education


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:

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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