ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O08.8

Other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy

Diagnosis Code O08.8

ICD-10: O08.8
Short Description: Other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy
Long Description: Other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O08.8

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Pregnancy with abortive outcome (O00-O08)
      • Complications following ectopic and molar pregnancy (O08)

Information for Patients

Ectopic Pregnancy

Also called: Abdominal pregnancy, Tubal pregnancy

The uterus, or womb, is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. If you have an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg grows in the wrong place, outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. The result is usually a miscarriage.

Ectopic pregnancy can be a medical emergency if it ruptures. Signs of ectopic pregnancy include

  • Abdominal pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Feeling dizzy or faint

Get medical care right away if you have these signs. Doctors use drugs or surgery to remove the ectopic tissue so it doesn't damage your organs. Many women who have had ectopic pregnancies go on to have healthy pregnancies later.

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

  • D and C
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • HCG blood test - quantitative

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Tumors and Pregnancy

Tumors during pregnancy are rare, but they can happen. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. The most common cancers in pregnancy are breast cancer, cervical cancer, lymphoma, and melanoma. Cancer itself rarely harms the baby, and some cancer treatments are safe during pregnancy. You and your health care provider will work together to find the best treatment. Your options will depend on how far along the pregnancy is, as well as the type, size, and stage of your cancer.

Another type of tumor that women can get is called a gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). It happens when a fertilized egg doesn't become a fetus. GTD is not always easy to find. It is usually benign, but some types can be malignant. The most common type of GTD is a molar pregnancy. In its early stages, it may look like a normal pregnancy. You should see your health care provider if you have vaginal bleeding (not menstrual bleeding).

Treatment depends on the type of tumor, whether it has spread to other places, and your overall health.

  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Hydatidiform mole

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