ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N23

Unspecified renal colic

Diagnosis Code N23

ICD-10: N23
Short Description: Unspecified renal colic
Long Description: Unspecified renal colic
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N23

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Urolithiasis (N20-N23)
      • Unspecified renal colic (N23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N23 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 691 - URINARY STONES WITH ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITH CC/MCC
  • 692 - URINARY STONES WITH ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 693 - URINARY STONES WITHOUT ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITH MCC
  • 694 - URINARY STONES WITHOUT ESW LITHOTRIPSY WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Complaining of renal pain
  • Complaining of ureteric colic
  • Complaining of ureteric pain
  • Finding of sensation of kidney
  • Finding of sensation of kidney
  • Finding of sensation of kidney
  • Kidney tender
  • On examination - renal angle tenderness
  • Renal angle pain
  • Renal angle tenderness
  • Renal colic
  • Renal pain
  • Ureteric colic
  • Ureteric pain
  • Urinary tract pain
  • Urinary tract pain

Information for Patients


Kidney Stones

Also called: Nephrolithiasis

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in the kidney from substances in the urine. It may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl. Most kidney stones pass out of the body without help from a doctor. But sometimes a stone will not go away. It may get stuck in the urinary tract, block the flow of urine and cause great pain.

The following may be signs of kidney stones that need a doctor's help:

  • Extreme pain in your back or side that will not go away
  • Blood in your urine
  • Fever and chills
  • Vomiting
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy
  • A burning feeling when you urinate

Your doctor will diagnose a kidney stone with urine, blood, and imaging tests.

If you have a stone that won't pass on its own, you may need treatment. It can be done with shock waves; with a scope inserted through the tube that carries urine out of the body, called the urethra; or with surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Kidney stones (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kidney stones - lithotripsy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kidney stones - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lithotripsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ureteroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain occurs mostly in the lower abdomen area. The pain might be steady, or it might come and go. It can be a sharp and stabbing pain in a specific spot, or a dull pain that is spread out. If the pain is severe, it might get in the way of your daily activities.

If you're a woman, you might feel pain during your period. It could also happen when you have sex. Pelvic pain can be a sign that there is a problem with one of the organs in your pelvic area, such as the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, or vagina. If you're a man, the cause could be problem with the prostate. In men and women, it could be a symptom of infection, or a problem with the urinary tract, lower intestines, rectum, muscle, or bone. Some women have more than one cause of pelvic pain at the same time.

You might have to have lab, imaging, or other medical tests to find the cause of the pain. The treatment will depend on the cause, how bad the pain is, and how often it occurs.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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