ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G89.18

Other acute postprocedural pain

Diagnosis Code G89.18

ICD-10: G89.18
Short Description: Other acute postprocedural pain
Long Description: Other acute postprocedural pain
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G89.18

Valid for Submission
The code G89.18 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Pain, not elsewhere classified (G89)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code G89.18 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 338.18 - Acute postop pain NEC

  • Acute pain
  • Acute postoperative pain
  • Persistent pain following procedure
  • Post-abdominoperineal resection pain
  • Postcordotomy pain
  • Post-episiotomy pain
  • Post-herniorraphy pain
  • Post-mastectomy pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Postprocedural finding of tenderness
  • Post-surgery back pain
  • Posttreatment pain
  • Post-vasectomy pain

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G89.18 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, or pelvis. Or you may feel pain all over, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away. However, sometimes pain goes on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause, such as cancer or arthritis. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat pain. Treatment varies depending on the cause of pain. Pain relievers, acupuncture, and sometimes surgery are helpful.

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