ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O23.51

Infection of cervix in pregnancy

Diagnosis Code O23.51

ICD-10: O23.51
Short Description: Infection of cervix in pregnancy
Long Description: Infection of cervix in pregnancy
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O23.51

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy (O20-O29)
      • Infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy (O23)

Information for Patients

Cervix Disorders

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. The cervix has a small opening that expands during childbirth. It also allows menstrual blood to leave a woman's body.

Your health care provider may perform a Pap test during your health checkup to look for changes to the cells of the cervix, including cervical cancer. Other problems with the cervix include:

  • Cervicitis - inflammation of the cervix. This is usually from an infection.
  • Cervical incompetence - This can happen during pregnancy. The opening of the cervix widens long before the baby is due.
  • Cervical polyps and cysts - abnormal growths on the cervix

  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Cervical polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cervix treatment - cryosurgery
  • Cold knife cone biopsy
  • Endocervical gram stain
  • Insufficient cervix
  • Nabothian cyst

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Infections and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, an infection can be more than just a problem for you. Some infections can be dangerous to your baby. You can help yourself avoid infections:

  • Don't eat raw or undercooked meat
  • Don't share food or drinks with other people
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Don't empty cat litter. Cats can transmit toxoplasmosis.

You may need to take medicines or get a vaccine to prevent an infection in your baby. For example, you may need to take antibiotics if you develop an infection with group B strep, or take medicines if you have genital herpes. Only some medicines and vaccines are safe during pregnancy. Ask your health care provider about how best to protect you and your baby.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Group B streptococcal septicemia of the newborn
  • Group B streptococcus - pregnancy
  • Immunization and Pregnancy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pregnancy and the flu
  • Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Protect Your Baby for Life: When a Pregnant Woman Has Hepatitis B (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Toxoplasmosis: An Important Message for Women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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