ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O98.22

Gonorrhea complicating childbirth

Diagnosis Code O98.22

ICD-10: O98.22
Short Description: Gonorrhea complicating childbirth
Long Description: Gonorrhea complicating childbirth
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O98.22

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Encounter for delivery (O80-O82)
      • Matern infec/parastc dis classd elsw but compl preg/chldbrth (O98)

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.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code O98.22 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Gonorrhea in mother complicating childbirth
  • Gonorrhea in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Gonorrhea in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Maternal gonorrhea during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Maternal gonorrhea during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Maternal gonorrhea during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Sexually transmitted infectious disease in mother complicating childbirth
  • Venereal disease in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Venereal disease in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium

Information for Patients

Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Breech birth
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Premature rupture of membranes

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Also called: The clap

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It is most common in young adults. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can infect the genital tract, mouth, or anus. You can get gonorrhea during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman can pass it to her baby during childbirth.

Gonorrhea does not always cause symptoms. In men, gonorrhea can cause pain when urinating and discharge from the penis. If untreated, it can cause problems with the prostate and testicles.

In women, the early symptoms of gonorrhea often are mild. Later, it can cause bleeding between periods, pain when urinating, and increased discharge from the vagina. If untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes problems with pregnancy and infertility.

Your health care provider will diagnose gonorrhea with lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because drug-resistant strains are increasing. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading gonorrhea.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Endocervical gram stain
  • Gonococcal arthritis
  • Gonorrhea (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Rectal culture
  • Urethral discharge culture

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Infections and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, an infection can be more than just a problem for you. Some infections can be dangerous to your baby. You can help yourself avoid infections:

  • Don't eat raw or undercooked meat
  • Don't share food or drinks with other people
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Don't empty cat litter. Cats can transmit toxoplasmosis.

You may need to take medicines or get a vaccine to prevent an infection in your baby. For example, you may need to take antibiotics if you develop an infection with group B strep, or take medicines if you have genital herpes. Only some medicines and vaccines are safe during pregnancy. Ask your health care provider about how best to protect you and your baby.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Group B streptococcal septicemia of the newborn
  • Group B streptococcus - pregnancy
  • Immunization and Pregnancy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pregnancy and the flu
  • Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Protect Your Baby for Life: When a Pregnant Woman Has Hepatitis B (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Toxoplasmosis: An Important Message for Women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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