ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N71.9

Inflammatory disease of uterus, unspecified

Diagnosis Code N71.9

ICD-10: N71.9
Short Description: Inflammatory disease of uterus, unspecified
Long Description: Inflammatory disease of uterus, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N71.9

Valid for Submission
The code N71.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs (N70-N77)
      • Inflammatory disease of uterus, except cervix (N71)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N71.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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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.
  • 615.9 - Uterine inflam dis NOS

  • Decidual endometritis
  • Endometritis
  • Endometritis, excluding cervix
  • Endomyometritis
  • Hematometra
  • Hematopyometra
  • Infection of uterus
  • Inflammatory disease of the uterus
  • Metritis
  • Myometritis
  • Perimetritis
  • Pyometra
  • Pyometritis
  • Uterine abscess
  • Uterine inflammatory diseases excluding the cervix

Information for Patients

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Also called: PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and other female reproductive organs. It causes scarring in these organs. This can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, abscesses, and other serious problems. PID is the most common preventable cause of infertility in the United States.

Gonorrhea and chlamydia, two sexually transmitted diseases, are the most common causes of PID. Other bacteria can also cause it. You are at greater risk if you

  • Are sexually active and younger than 25
  • Have more than one sex partner
  • Douche

Some women have no symptoms. Others have pain in the lower abdomen, fever, smelly vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding, and pain during intercourse or urination. Doctors diagnose PID with a physical exam, lab tests, and imaging tests. Antibiotics can cure PID. Early treatment is important. Waiting too long increases the risk of infertility.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) -- aftercare

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