ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 616.4

Abscess of vulva NEC

Diagnosis Code 616.4

ICD-9: 616.4
Short Description: Abscess of vulva NEC
Long Description: Other abscess of vulva
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 616.4

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Inflammatory disease of female pelvic organs (614-616)
      • 616 Inflammatory disease of cervix, vagina, and vulva

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of labia
  • Abscess of vulva
  • Carbuncle of vagina
  • Carbuncle of vulva
  • Furuncle of vulva

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 616.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

  • Abscess
  • Abscess scan - radioactive
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Bartholin's abscess
  • Brain abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Skin abscess
  • Subareolar abscess
  • Tooth abscess

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Vulvar Disorders

The vulva is the external part of a woman's genitals. Some problems you can have with the vulvar area include

  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Skin problems due to allergy
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vulvodynia, or vulvar pain

Symptoms may include redness, itching, pain, or cracks in the skin. Treatment depends on the cause.

  • Vulvovaginitis

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