ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O87.2

Hemorrhoids in the puerperium

Diagnosis Code O87.2

ICD-10: O87.2
Short Description: Hemorrhoids in the puerperium
Long Description: Hemorrhoids in the puerperium
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O87.2

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
      • Venous complications and hemorrhoids in the puerperium (O87)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses
Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).

Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Hemorrhoids complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered with postnatal complication
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium with antenatal complication
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium with postnatal complication
  • Hemorrhoids in the puerperium

Information for Patients


Also called: Piles

Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. They are either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. They often result from straining to have a bowel movement. Other factors include pregnancy, aging and chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of all people have hemorrhoids by age 50. The most common symptom of hemorrhoids inside the anus is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Symptoms usually go away within a few days.

If you have rectal bleeding you should see a doctor. You need to make sure bleeding is not from a more serious condition such as colorectal or anal cancer. Treatment may include warm baths and a cream or other medicine. If you have large hemorrhoids, you may need surgery and other treatments.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid removal -- discharge
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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Postpartum Care

Also called: Post-pregnancy health

Taking home a new baby is one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But it also presents both physical and emotional challenges.

  • Get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You will have spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period, off and on for up to six weeks.
  • You might also have swelling in your legs and feet, feel constipated, have menstrual-like cramping. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions on how much activity, like climbing stairs or walking, you can do for the next few weeks.
  • Doctors usually recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth.

In addition to physical changes, you may feel sad or have the "baby blues." If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, you might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.

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

  • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital
  • Losing weight after pregnancy
  • Vaginal delivery - discharge

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