ICD-9 Code 789.09

Abdominal pain, other specified site

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789.09 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abdominal pain, other specified site. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 789.09
Short Description:Abdmnal pain oth spcf st
Long Description:Abdominal pain, other specified site

Convert 789.09 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • R10.10 - Upper abdominal pain, unspecified
  • R10.2 - Pelvic and perineal pain
  • R10.30 - Lower abdominal pain, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 789 Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis

Information for Medical Professionals


  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal pain through to back
  • Abdominal wall pain
  • Appendicular pain
  • Central abdominal pain
  • Chronic pain in male pelvis
  • Complaining of loin pain
  • Inguinal pain
  • Left flank pain
  • Left hypochondrial pain
  • Left iliac fossa pain
  • Left sided abdominal pain
  • Left subcostal pain
  • Midabdominal crampy pain
  • On examination - abdominal pain - hypogastrium
  • On examination - abdominal pain - left lumbar
  • On examination - abdominal pain - right lumbar
  • On examination - iliac pain - abdominal
  • On examination - iliac pain on palpation
  • On examination - lumbar pain abdominal
  • On examination - lumbar pain on palpation
  • Pain in pelvis
  • Pain on abdominal wall movement
  • Pain radiating to lower abdomen
  • Pain radiating to middle abdomen
  • Pain radiating to upper abdomen
  • Pelvic and perineal pain
  • Right flank pain
  • Right hypochondrial pain
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Right subcostal pain
  • Subcostal pain
  • Suprapubic pain

Information for Patients

Abdominal Pain

Also called: Bellyache

Your abdomen extends from below your chest to your groin. Some people call it the stomach, but your abdomen contains many other important organs. Pain in the abdomen can come from any one of them. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Severe pain doesn't always mean a serious problem. Nor does mild pain mean a problem is not serious.

Call your healthcare provider if mild pain lasts a week or more or if you have pain with other symptoms. Get medical help immediately if

  • You have abdominal pain that is sudden and sharp
  • You also have pain in your chest, neck or shoulder
  • You're vomiting blood or have blood in your stool
  • Your abdomen is stiff, hard and tender to touch
  • You can't move your bowels, especially if you're also vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flank pain

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.