ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O34.21

Maternal care for scar from previous cesarean delivery

Diagnosis Code O34.21

ICD-10: O34.21
Short Description: Maternal care for scar from previous cesarean delivery
Long Description: Maternal care for scar from previous cesarean delivery
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O34.21

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • O34.211 - Matern care for low transverse scar from prev cesarean del
  • O34.212 - Maternal care for vertical scar from previous cesarean del
  • O34.219 - Maternal care for unsp type scar from previous cesarean del

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems (O30-O48)
      • Maternal care for abnormality of pelvic organs (O34)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Cesarean section following previous cesarean section
  • Delivered by cesarean delivery following previous cesarean delivery
  • Deliveries by cesarean
  • Deliveries by cesarean
  • Supervision of high risk pregnancy done
  • Supervision of high risk pregnancy with history of previous cesarean section done
  • Vaginal delivery
  • Vaginal delivery following previous cesarean section

Information for Patients

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
  • Hydramnios
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Insufficient cervix
  • Placenta abruptio
  • Placenta abruptio
  • Placenta previa
  • Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy

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