ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O03.38

Urinary tract infection following incomplete spon abortion

Diagnosis Code O03.38

ICD-10: O03.38
Short Description: Urinary tract infection following incomplete spon abortion
Long Description: Urinary tract infection following incomplete spontaneous abortion
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O03.38

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Pregnancy with abortive outcome (O00-O08)
      • Spontaneous abortion (O03)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Also called: Spontaneous abortion

A miscarriage is an unexpected loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages happen very early in the pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

Factors that may contribute to miscarriage include

  • A genetic problem with the fetus
  • Problems with the uterus or cervix
  • Chronic diseases, such as polycystic ovary syndrome

Signs of a miscarriage include vaginal spotting, abdominal pain or cramping, and fluid or tissue passing from the vagina. Bleeding can be a symptom of miscarriage, but many women also have it in early pregnancy and don't miscarry. To be sure, contact your health care provider right away if you have bleeding.

Women who miscarry early in their pregnancy usually do not need any treatment. In some cases, there is tissue left in the uterus. Doctors use a procedure called a dilatation and curettage (D&C) or medicines to remove the tissue.

Counseling may help you cope with your grief. Later, if you do decide to try again, work closely with your health care provider to lower the risks. Many women who have a miscarriage go on to have healthy babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • D and C
  • HCG blood test - quantitative
  • Miscarriage
  • Miscarriage - threatened

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Urinary Tract Infections

Also called: UTI

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Catheter-associated UTI
  • Cystitis - acute
  • Leukocyte esterase urine test
  • Urinary tract infection - adults
  • Urinary tract infection - children
  • Urine - bloody
  • Urine culture

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