ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 638.7

Attemp abort w compl NEC

Diagnosis Code 638.7

ICD-9: 638.7
Short Description: Attemp abort w compl NEC
Long Description: Failed attempted abortion with other specified complications
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 638.7

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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  • Failed attempted abortion with acute yellow atrophy of liver
  • Failed attempted abortion with cardiac arrest AND/OR failure
  • Failed attempted abortion with cerebral anoxia
  • Failed attempted abortion with urinary tract infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 638.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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