ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O87.4

Varicose veins of lower extremity in the puerperium

Diagnosis Code O87.4

ICD-10: O87.4
Short Description: Varicose veins of lower extremity in the puerperium
Long Description: Varicose veins of lower extremity in the puerperium
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O87.4


Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
      • Venous complications and hemorrhoids in the puerperium (O87)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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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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Synonyms
  • Varicose veins complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Varicose veins of legs complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Varicose veins of legs in pregnancy and the puerperium
  • Varicose veins of legs in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered
  • Varicose veins of legs in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered with postnatal complication
  • Varicose veins of legs in pregnancy and the puerperium with antenatal complication
  • Varicose veins of legs in pregnancy and the puerperium with postnatal complication
  • Varicose veins of legs in the puerperium

Information for Patients


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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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein.

Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.

Varicose veins are very common. You are more at risk if you are older, a female, obese, don't exercise or have a family history. They can also be more common in pregnancy.

Doctors often diagnose varicose veins from a physical exam. Sometimes you may need additional tests.

Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend procedures to remove them.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Telangiectasia
  • Varicocele
  • Varicose and other vein problems - self-care
  • Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment
  • Varicose vein stripping
  • Varicose veins and venous insufficiency


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