ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R52

Pain, unspecified

Diagnosis Code R52

ICD-10: R52
Short Description: Pain, unspecified
Long Description: Pain, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R52

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Pain, unspecified (R52)

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 R52 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Aching pain
  • Acute pain
  • Alimentary tract pain due to vascular insufficiency
  • Alteration in comfort: chronic pain
  • Alteration in comfort: pain
  • Application site pain
  • Burning pain
  • Catch
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic intractable pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Complaining of a pain
  • Constant pain
  • Cramping pain
  • Crushing pain
  • Cryalgesia
  • Crymodynia
  • Cutting pain
  • Deep pain
  • Difficulty coping
  • Difficulty coping with pain
  • Diffuse pain
  • Disorder characterized by pain
  • Distressing present pain
  • Dull pain
  • Excruciating pain
  • Excruciating present pain
  • Exquisite pain
  • Fearful with pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of affective dimension of pain
  • Finding of pain character
  • Finding of pain sense
  • Finding of pain threshold
  • Finding of pattern of pain
  • Finding of present pain intensity
  • Finding of response to pain
  • Finding of sensation of testes
  • Finding of sensation of wound
  • Finding of sensory dimension of pain
  • Finding related to onset of pain
  • Finding related to pain control behavior
  • Generalized aches and pains
  • Generalized acute body pains
  • Generalized chronic body pains
  • Gnawing pain
  • Gradual onset of pain
  • Griping pain
  • Heavy pain
  • Horrible present pain
  • Inadequate pain control
  • Inflammatory pain
  • Injection site pain
  • Intermittent pain
  • Late effect of injury of testicle
  • Localized chest pain
  • Localized pain
  • Mechanical pain
  • Mild pain
  • Mild present pain
  • Moderate pain
  • Night pain
  • Obstetric pain
  • On examination - pain
  • On examination - pain and sensation
  • On examination - sign moderately painful
  • On examination - sign painful
  • On examination - sign slightly painful
  • On examination - sign very painful
  • On examination - Site of pain
  • On examination - tenderness
  • On examination - tenderness of skin
  • On examination - tenderness/pain
  • Pain
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Pain at rest due to peripheral vascular disease
  • Pain by sensation quality
  • Pain characterized by provoking factor
  • Pain characterized by relieving factor
  • Pain characterized by relieving factor
  • Pain crisis
  • Pain during labor and delivery
  • Pain during regional anesthesia for cesarean section
  • Pain finding at anatomical site
  • Pain following administration of agent
  • Pain following cerebrovascular accident
  • Pain in area of anesthesia
  • Pain in lymph nodes after alcohol consumption
  • Pain in testicle
  • Pain in testicle as late effect of injury to testicle
  • Pain of endocrine structure
  • Pain of lymph node
  • Pain of lymphoreticular structure
  • Pain of lymphoreticular structure
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of truncal structure
  • Pain on movement of skin
  • Pain onset at rest
  • Pain onset during exertion
  • Pain onset during moderate exercise
  • Pain onset during sleep
  • Pain provoked by allergen
  • Pain provoked by altercation
  • Pain provoked by coughing
  • Pain provoked by eating
  • Pain provoked by exertion
  • Pain provoked by lifting
  • Pain provoked by light
  • Pain provoked by movement
  • Pain provoked by rest
  • Pain provoked by running
  • Pain provoked by temperature
  • Pain provoked by trauma
  • Pain provoked by walking
  • Pain radiating to left flank
  • Pain radiating to right flank
  • Pain radiating to thoracic region left side
  • Pain radiating to thoracic region right side
  • Pain relief by medication
  • Pain relieved by analgesic
  • Pain self-management deficit, acute
  • Painful cough
  • Persistent wound pain
  • Pricking pain
  • Psychroalgia
  • Punishing with pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Referred pain
  • Rest pain
  • Sclerotomal pain
  • Severe pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Sickening with pain
  • Smarting pain
  • Somatic pain
  • Sore skin
  • Soreness
  • Specific body function causing pain
  • Splitting pain
  • Spontaneous pain
  • Squeezing pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Stated pain intensity within acceptable range
  • Superficial pain
  • Suxamethonium pains
  • Talking painful
  • Tender point
  • Tenderness
  • Tenderness of body region
  • Tenderness of body structure
  • Tenderness of endocrine structure
  • Tenderness of lymphoreticular structure
  • Throbbing pain
  • Tightening pain
  • Tiring with pain
  • Total body pain syndrome
  • Treatment pain
  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Very mild pain
  • Visceral pain
  • Wound pain
  • Wound tenderness

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R52 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, or pelvis. Or you may feel pain all over, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away. However, sometimes pain goes on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause, such as cancer or arthritis. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat pain. Treatment varies depending on the cause of pain. Pain relievers, acupuncture, and sometimes surgery are helpful.

  • Aches and pains during pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neuralgia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Palliative care - managing pain (Medical Encyclopedia)

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