ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 644.00

Threat prem labor-unspec

Diagnosis Code 644.00

ICD-9: 644.00
Short Description: Threat prem labor-unspec
Long Description: Threatened premature labor, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 644.00

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Complications mainly related to pregnancy (640-649)
      • 644 Early or threatened labor

Information for Patients

Preterm Labor

Also called: Early Labor, Premature Birth, Premature Labor, Preterm Birth

Preterm labor is labor that starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth. Premature babies may face serious health risks.

Symptoms of preterm labor include

  • Contractions every 10 minutes or more often
  • Leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina
  • Feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  • Low, dull backache
  • Cramps that feel like menstrual cramps
  • Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea

If you think you might be having preterm labor, contact your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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