ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 661.41

Uter dystocia NOS-deliv

Diagnosis Code 661.41

ICD-9: 661.41
Short Description: Uter dystocia NOS-deliv
Long Description: Hypertonic, incoordinate, or prolonged uterine contractions, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 661.41

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Complications occurring mainly in the course of labor and delivery (660-669)
      • 661 Abnormality of forces of labor

Information for Patients

Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Breech birth
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Fractured clavicle in the newborn
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Placenta previa
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Sheehan syndrome
  • Vacuum-assisted delivery
  • When you pass your due date

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