ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 218.9

Uterine leiomyoma NOS

Diagnosis Code 218.9

ICD-9: 218.9
Short Description: Uterine leiomyoma NOS
Long Description: Leiomyoma of uterus, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 218.9

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 218 Uterine leiomyoma

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D25.9 - Leiomyoma of uterus, unspecified

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 218.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Uterine Fibroids

Also called: Fibroids, Uterine leiomyomata

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women of childbearing age. Fibroids are made of muscle cells and other tissues that grow in and around the wall of the uterus, or womb. The cause of fibroids is unknown. Risk factors include being African American or being overweight.

Many women with fibroids have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may include

  • Heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods
  • Feeling "full" in the lower abdomen
  • Urinating often
  • Pain during sex
  • Lower back pain
  • Reproductive problems, such as infertility, multiple miscarriages or early labor

Your health care provider may find fibroids during a gynecological exam or by using imaging tests. Treatment includes drugs that can slow or stop their growth, or surgery. If you have no symptoms, you may not even need treatment. Many women with fibroids can get pregnant naturally. For those who cannot, infertility treatments may help.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Living with uterine fibroids
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Uterine artery embolization - discharge
  • Uterine fibroids

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