ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N99.3

Prolapse of vaginal vault after hysterectomy

Diagnosis Code N99.3

ICD-10: N99.3
Short Description: Prolapse of vaginal vault after hysterectomy
Long Description: Prolapse of vaginal vault after hysterectomy
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N99.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of genitourinary system, not elsewhere classified (N99)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of GU sys, NEC (N99)

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 N99.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 618.5 - Postop vaginal prolapse

  • Prolapse of vaginal vault after hysterectomy
  • Vaginal vault prolapse

Information for Patients


A hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman's uterus or womb. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and can't become pregnant. Sometimes the surgery also removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes. If you have both ovaries taken out, you will enter menopause.

Your health care provider might recommend a hysterectomy if you have

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis that hasn't been cured by medicine or surgery
  • Uterine prolapse - when the uterus drops into the vagina
  • Cancer of the uterine, cervix, or ovaries
  • Vaginal bleeding that persists despite treatment
  • Chronic pelvic pain, as a last resort

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - abdominal - discharge
  • Hysterectomy - laparoscopic - discharge
  • Hysterectomy - vaginal - discharge

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Pelvic Support Problems

Also called: Cystocele, Enterocele, Pelvic prolapse, Rectocele

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. In women, it holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and other pelvic organs in place so that they can work properly. The pelvic floor can become weak or be injured. The main causes are pregnancy and childbirth. Other causes include being overweight, radiation treatment, surgery, and getting older.

Common symptoms include

  • Feeling heaviness, fullness, pulling, or aching in the vagina. It gets worse by the end of the day or during a bowel movement.
  • Seeing or feeling a "bulge" or "something coming out" of the vagina
  • Having a hard time starting to urinate or emptying the bladder completely
  • Having frequent urinary tract infections
  • Leaking urine when you cough, laugh, or exercise
  • Feeling an urgent or frequent need to urinate
  • Feeling pain while urinating
  • Leaking stool or having a hard time controlling gas
  • Being constipated
  • Having a hard time making it to the bathroom in time

Your health care provider diagnoses the problem with a physical exam, a pelvic exam, or special tests. Treatments include special pelvic muscle exercises called Kegel exercises. A mechanical support device called a pessary helps some women. Surgery and medicines are other treatments.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Anterior vaginal wall repair
  • Pelvic floor muscle training exercises
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Uterine prolapse

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