ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z98.51

Tubal ligation status

Diagnosis Code Z98.51

ICD-10: Z98.51
Short Description: Tubal ligation status
Long Description: Tubal ligation status
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z98.51

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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, and is effective right away.

The surgery cuts, ties, or seals the fallopian tubes. This blocks the path between the ovaries and the uterus. The sperm cannot reach the egg to fertilize it, and the egg cannot reach the uterus. You get the surgery in a hospital or outpatient surgical center. It usually takes about 30 minutes. Almost all women go home the same day. They can return to most normal activities within a few days.

Tubal ligation can sometimes be reversed. The reversal is major surgery, and does not always work.

  • Hysteroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tubal ligation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tubal ligation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tubal ligation reversal (Medical Encyclopedia)


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