ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O60.20

Term delivery with preterm labor, unspecified trimester

Diagnosis Code O60.20

ICD-10: O60.20
Short Description: Term delivery with preterm labor, unspecified trimester
Long Description: Term delivery with preterm labor, unspecified trimester
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O60.20

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Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications of labor and delivery (O60-O77)
      • Preterm labor (O60)

Information for Patients


Preterm Labor

Also called: Early Labor, Premature Birth, Premature Labor, Preterm Birth

Preterm labor is labor that starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth. Premature babies may face serious health risks.

Symptoms of preterm labor include

  • Contractions every 10 minutes or more often
  • Leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina
  • Feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  • Low, dull backache
  • Cramps that feel like menstrual cramps
  • Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea

If you think you might be having preterm labor, contact your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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