ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R60.9

Edema, unspecified

Diagnosis Code R60.9

ICD-10: R60.9
Short Description: Edema, unspecified
Long Description: Edema, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R60.9

Valid for Submission
The code R60.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Edema, not elsewhere classified (R60)

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 R60.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 1+ pitting edema
  • 2+ pitting edema
  • 3+ pitting edema
  • 4+ pitting edema
  • Acute edema - cutaneous distension syndrome
  • Acute edema blisters
  • Body fluid retention
  • Body fluid retention
  • Body fluid retention
  • Brawny edema
  • Complaining of a swelling
  • Disorder characterized by edema
  • Edema
  • Edematous skin
  • Exudative edema
  • Firm nonpitting edema
  • Firm pitting edema
  • Fluctuating edema level
  • Idiopathic edema
  • Idiopathic edema
  • Idiopathic fluid retention
  • Lipedema
  • Non-pitting edema
  • Non-pitting edema
  • Non-pitting edema
  • On examination - edema
  • On examination - soft tissue abnormality
  • On examination - soft tissue swelling
  • On examination - soft tissue swelling
  • On examination - soft tissue swelling-gen
  • Periodic edema
  • Peripheral edema
  • Pitting edema
  • Pitting edema
  • Pitting edema
  • Pitting edema
  • Pitting edema
  • Pitting edema
  • Pitting edema
  • Progressive encephalopathy with edema, hypsarrhythmia and optic atrophy syndrome
  • Reduction of peripheral edema
  • Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema
  • Seronegative arthritis
  • Soft nonpitting edema
  • Soft pitting edema
  • Static edema level
  • Superficial swelling
  • Superficial traumatic edema
  • Swelling
  • Swelling at injection site
  • Swelling of skeletal muscle

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R60.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Dropsy

Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.

Causes of edema include

  • Eating too much salt
  • Sunburn
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problems from cirrhosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with lymph nodes, especially after mastectomy
  • Some medicines
  • Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm

To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.

  • Abdominal tap (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary edema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)

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