ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 638.5

Attem abortion w shock

Diagnosis Code 638.5

ICD-9: 638.5
Short Description: Attem abortion w shock
Long Description: Failed attempted abortion complicated by shock
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 638.5

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Ectopic and molar pregnancy and other pregnancy with abortive outcome (630-639)
      • 638 Failed attempted abortion

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses (age 12 through 55) Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses (age 12 through 55)
Maternity diagnoses: Age range is 12–55 years inclusive.

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  • O07.31 - Shock following failed attempted termination of pregnancy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 638.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Abortion (complete) (incomplete) (inevitable) (with retained products of conception) 637.9
      • failed (legal) 638.9
        • with
          • shock (postoperative) (septic) 638.5

Information for Patients


An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed health care professional.

The decision to end a pregnancy is very personal. If you are thinking of having an abortion, most healthcare providers advise counseling.

  • Abortion - medical
  • Abortion - surgical
  • Abortion - surgical - aftercare
  • Ending pregnancy with medications

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Shock happens when not enough blood and oxygen can get to your organs and tissues. It causes very low blood pressure and may be life threatening. It often happens along with a serious injury.

There are several kinds of shock. Hypovolemic shock happens when you lose a lot of blood or fluids. Causes include internal or external bleeding, dehydration, burns, and severe vomiting and/or diarrhea. Septic shock is caused by infections in the bloodstream. A severe allergic reaction can cause anaphylactic shock. An insect bite or sting might cause it. Cardiogenic shock happens when the heart cannot pump blood effectively. This may happen after a heart attack. Neurogenic shock is caused by damage to the nervous system.

Symptoms of shock include

  • Confusion or lack of alertness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Sudden and ongoing rapid heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Pale skin
  • A weak pulse
  • Rapid breathing
  • Decreased or no urine output
  • Cool hands and feet

Shock is a life-threatening medical emergency and it is important to get help right away. Treatment of shock depends on the cause.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Septic shock
  • Shock

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