ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P03.82

Meconium passage during delivery

Diagnosis Code P03.82

ICD-10: P03.82
Short Description: Meconium passage during delivery
Long Description: Meconium passage during delivery
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P03.82

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Newborn affected by maternal factors and by complications of pregnancy, labor, and delivery (P00-P04)
      • Newborn affected by other comp of labor and delivery (P03)

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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