ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z98.5

Sterilization status

Diagnosis Code Z98.5

ICD-10: Z98.5
Short Description: Sterilization status
Long Description: Sterilization status
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z98.5

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The code Z98.5 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Other postprocedural states (Z98)

Information for Patients

Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") is a type of surgery. It prevents a woman from getting pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control.

The surgery closes the fallopian tubes, which connect the ovaries to the uterus. It usually takes about 30 minutes. Almost all women go home the same day. Women can return to most normal activities within a few days.

Tubal ligation can sometimes be reversed, but not always.

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Tubal ligation - discharge
  • Tubal ligation reversal

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Vasectomy is a type of surgery that prevents a man from being able to get a woman pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control.

Vasectomy works by blocking the tube through which sperm pass. The surgery usually takes no more than 30 minutes. Almost all men go home the same day. In most cases, recovery takes less than a week.

Vasectomy can sometimes be reversed, but not always. Having a vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV/AIDS. Men who have had vasectomy should still practice safe sex to avoid STDs.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Vasectomy

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