ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N73.2

Unspecified parametritis and pelvic cellulitis

Diagnosis Code N73.2

ICD-10: N73.2
Short Description: Unspecified parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
Long Description: Unspecified parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N73.2

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

Code Edits
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Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N73.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Abscess of broad ligament
  • Abscess of female genital structure
  • Abscess of female genital structure
  • Abscess of parametrium
  • Female pelvic cellulitis
  • Parametritis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N73.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Group A strep (streptococcal) bacteria are the most common cause. The bacteria enter your body when you get an injury such as a bruise, burn, surgical cut, or wound.

Symptoms include

  • Fever and chills
  • Swollen glands or lymph nodes
  • A rash with painful, red, tender skin. The skin may blister and scab over.

Your health care provider may take a sample or culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases, or intravenous (by IV) for more severe cases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Cellulitis
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis
  • Periorbital cellulitis

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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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