ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 787.3

Flatul/eructat/gas pain

Diagnosis Code 787.3

ICD-9: 787.3
Short Description: Flatul/eructat/gas pain
Long Description: Flatulence, eructation, and gas pain
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 787.3

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 787 Symptoms involving digestive system

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 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.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 787.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Belch, Burp, Eructation, Flatulence, Flatus

Everyone has gas. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. Passing gas through the mouth is called belching or burping. Passing gas through the anus is called flatulence. Most of the time gas does not have an odor. The odor comes from bacteria in the large intestine that release small amounts of gases that contain sulfur.

Gas in the digestive tract comes from two sources: air that you swallow and the breakdown of undigested food by bacteria in the large intestine. Certain foods may cause gas. Foods that produce gas in one person may not cause gas in another.

You can reduce the amount of gas you have by

  • Drinking lots of water and non-fizzy drinks
  • Eating more slowly so you swallow less air when you eat
  • Avoiding milk products if you have lactose intolerance

Medicines can help reduce gas or the pain and bloating caused by gas. If your symptoms still bother you, see your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Belching
  • Bland diet
  • Gas - flatulence



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 or chest 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
  • Neuralgia
  • Palliative care - managing pain
  • Somatoform pain disorder

Previous Code
Previous Code 787.29
Next Code
787.4 Next Code

Related pages

inguinal mass icd 9icd 9 code for absence of menstruationdecubitus ulcer icd 9icd 9 ascitesdiagnosis code for head traumametabolic syndrome icd9icd 9 code for pelvic pain femaleicd code chronic kidney diseasevaginitis nosicd 9 code for nonischemic cardiomyopathydefine tunica vaginalisicd 9 sacral paindx code for anxietybenign essential tremor icd 9icd 9 for trochanteric bursitislichenoid drug reactionicd 9 code for hyperkalemiaicd code for asthma exacerbationcerebral aneurysm nonrupturedadhd icd codeicd code hematuriabilateral knee pain icd 9 codedissocial personality disorder icd 10icd 9 code 788.1stemi diagnosis codeacute myocardial infarction icd 10cocaine induced psychosismetastatic prostate cancer icd 9 codeneck ligaments and tendonsantalgic spinediagnosis code 789.03icd 9 for history of prostate cancermorbilliform eruptionicd 9 code chlamydiaicd 9 code for eye painicd 9 code for partial small bowel obstructioniron deficiency anemia icd 10icd 9 vit d deficiencyicd 9 code for knee oaviral syndrome icd 9icd9 code for headacheprostate cancer icd codeicd 9 for pancytopeniaicd 10 osteomyelitisblind hypotensive eyeibs icd codeexposure to std icd 9 codehyperlipidemia neccellulitis wristcellulitis of the leg icd 9icd 9 code thyroid massicd 9 code for lumbar disc herniationicd 9 code overweighttorticollis icd 9kode icd 10 vertigoicd 9 code for pain footicd 9 graves diseaseuveitis icd 10syrinx icd 9tentorial tearseptic shock icd 9 codeg6pd deficiency icd 9congenital quadriplegiadiabetic foot ulcer icd 9 codekeratitis herpesembryotoxon eyeicd 9 code for history of throat cancerpreop icd 9diagnosis code for renal insufficiencyicd9 593.9icd 9 essential tremormissing chromosome 10icd 9 finger lacerationsleep apnea diagnosis codedefine osteoarthrosis