ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N73

Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases

Diagnosis Code N73

ICD-10: N73
Short Description: Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases
Long Description: Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N73

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs (N70-N77)
      • Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases (N73)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N73 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    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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