Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 787.3
Flatulence, eructation, and gas pain
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Flatul/eructat/gas pain.
  • ICD-9-CM 787.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 787.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal wind pain
  • Burping
  • Eructation
  • Flatulence
  • Flatulence/wind
  • Gas pain
787.3 Excludes
Applies To
  • Abdominal distention (gaseous)
  • Bloating
  • Tympanites (abdominal) (intestinal)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 787.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R14.0 Abdominal distension (gaseous)
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R14.1 Gas pain
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R14.2 Eructation
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R14.3 Flatulence
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 787.3:
  • Belching (see also Eructation) 787.3
  • Bloating 787.3
  • Colic (recurrent) 789.7
    • flatulent 787.3
  • Distention
    • abdomen (gaseous) 787.3
    • gaseous (abdomen) 787.3
  • Eructation 787.3
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • gas 787.3
  • Flatulence 787.3
  • Flatus 787.3
  • Gas 787.3
    • asphyxia, asphyxiation, inhalation, poisoning, suffocation NEC 987.9
      • specified gas - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • bacillus gangrene or infection - see Gas, gangrene
    • excessive 787.3
    • gangrene 040.0
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
      • following
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
    • on stomach 787.3
    • pains 787.3
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • gas (intestinal) 787.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
  • Tympanism 787.3
  • Tympanites (abdominal) (intestine) 787.3
  • Tympany
    • abdomen 787.3
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