ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O26.872

Cervical shortening, second trimester

Diagnosis Code O26.872

ICD-10: O26.872
Short Description: Cervical shortening, second trimester
Long Description: Cervical shortening, second trimester
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O26.872

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Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy (O20-O29)
      • Maternal care for oth conditions predom related to pregnancy (O26)

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cervical polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cervicitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cervix treatment - cryosurgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cold knife cone biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Endocervical gram stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insufficient cervix (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nabothian cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Health Problems in Pregnancy

Every pregnancy has some risk of problems. The causes can be conditions you already have or conditions you develop. They also include being pregnant with more than one baby, previous problem pregnancies, or being over age 35. They can affect your health and the health of your baby.

If you have a chronic condition, you should talk to your health care provider about how to minimize your risk before you get pregnant. Once you are pregnant, you may need a health care team to monitor your pregnancy. Examples of common conditions that can complicate a pregnancy include

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Infections

Other conditions that can make pregnancy risky can happen while you are pregnant - for example, gestational diabetes and Rh incompatibility. Good prenatal care can help detect and treat them.

Some discomforts, like nausea, back pain, and fatigue, are common during pregnancy. Sometimes it is hard to know what is normal. Call your doctor or midwife if something is bothering or worrying you.

  • Bed rest during pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hydramnios (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insufficient cervix (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Placenta abruptio (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Placenta abruptio (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Placenta previa (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)


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