ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R14.0

Abdominal distension (gaseous)

Diagnosis Code R14.0

ICD-10: R14.0
Short Description: Abdominal distension (gaseous)
Long Description: Abdominal distension (gaseous)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R14.0

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The code R14.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the digestive system and abdomen (R10-R19)
      • Flatulence and related conditions (R14)

Information for Medical Professionals

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.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R14.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Abdomen tympanitic
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal distension
  • Abdominal distension symptom
  • Abdominal distension, gaseous
  • Bloating symptom
  • Excessive upper gastrointestinal gas
  • Finding of upper gastrointestinal gas
  • Gastric tympany
  • Localized abdominal distention
  • On examination - abdominal wall contour
  • On examination - tympany over abdominal mass
  • On examination - uniform abdominal swelling
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Tympanites of cecum
  • Uniform abdominal distention

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R14.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Belch, Burp, Eructation, Flatulence, Flatus

Everyone has gas. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. Passing gas through the mouth is called belching or burping. Passing gas through the anus is called flatulence. Most of the time gas does not have an odor. The odor comes from bacteria in the large intestine that release small amounts of gases that contain sulfur.

Gas in the digestive tract comes from two sources: air that you swallow and the breakdown of undigested food by bacteria in the large intestine. Certain foods may cause gas. Foods that produce gas in one person may not cause gas in another.

You can reduce the amount of gas you have by

  • Drinking lots of water and non-fizzy drinks
  • Eating more slowly so you swallow less air when you eat
  • Avoiding milk products if you have lactose intolerance

Medicines can help reduce gas or the pain and bloating caused by gas. If your symptoms still bother you, see your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Abdominal bloating (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Belching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bland diet (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gas - flatulence (Medical Encyclopedia)

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