ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N73.6

Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions (postinfective)

Diagnosis Code N73.6

ICD-10: N73.6
Short Description: Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions (postinfective)
Long Description: Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions (postinfective)
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N73.6

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 N73.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


Convert to ICD-9 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.
  • 614.6 - Fem pelvic periton adhes

  • Adhesions of uterus
  • Female infertility due to pelvic peritoneal adhesion
  • Female pelvic peritoneal adhesions
  • Para-ovarian adhesion
  • Peritubal adhesions
  • Tubo-ovarian adhesions

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N73.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Abdominal adhesions

Adhesions are bands of scar-like tissue. Normally, internal tissues and organs have slippery surfaces so they can shift easily as the body moves. Adhesions cause tissues and organs to stick together. They might connect the loops of the intestines to each other, to nearby organs, or to the wall of the abdomen. They can pull sections of the intestines out of place. This may block food from passing through the intestine.

Adhesions can occur anywhere in the body. But they often form after surgery on the abdomen. Almost everyone who has surgery on the abdomen gets adhesions. Some adhesions don't cause any problems. But when they partly or completely block the intestines, they cause symptoms such as

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • An inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

Adhesions can sometimes cause infertility in women by preventing fertilized eggs from reaching the uterus.

No tests are available to detect adhesions. Doctors usually find them during surgery to diagnose other problems.

Some adhesions go away by themselves. If they partly block your intestines, a diet low in fiber can allow food to move easily through the affected area. If you have a complete intestinal obstruction, it is life threatening. You should get immediate medical attention and may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Abdominal Adhesions - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Adhesion

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