Abdominal Distention ICD 9 Code

Billable Medical Code for Abdominal or Pelvic Swelling Mass or Lump

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 789.3

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 789.3.

This excludes abdominal distention (gaseous) (787.3) and ascites (789.51-789.59). This applies to diffuse of generalized swelling or mass: abdominal NOS and umbilical.

Abdominal Distention Definition and Symptoms

Abdominal distention is when the abdomen swells much larger than normal. Some of the common causes of abdominal distention are over eating, pregnancy, irritable bowel syndrome, and lactose intolerance.