ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 671.54

Thrombosis NEC-postpart

Diagnosis Code 671.54

ICD-9: 671.54
Short Description: Thrombosis NEC-postpart
Long Description: Other phlebitis and thrombosis complicating pregnancy and the puerperium, postpartum condition or complication
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 671.54

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
    • Complications of the puerperium (670-677)
      • 671 Venous complications in pregnancy and the puerperium

Information for Patients

Blood Clots

Also called: Hypercoagulability

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. Some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly.

Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include

  • Certain genetic disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Overweight, obesity, and metabolic syndrome
  • Some medicines
  • Smoking
Blood clots can form in, or travel to, the blood vessels in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and limbs. A clot in the veins deep in the limbs is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT usually affects the deep veins of the legs. If a blood clot in a deep vein breaks off and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs and blocks blood flow, the condition is called pulmonary embolism. Other complications of blood clots include stroke, heart attack, kidney problems and kidney failure, and pregnancy-related problems.Treatments for blood clots include blood thinners and other medicines.

  • Antithrombin III blood test
  • Arterial embolism
  • Blood clots
  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • Congenital antithrombin III deficiency
  • Congenital protein C or S deficiency
  • D-dimer test
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
  • Fibrin degradation products
  • Fibrinogen
  • Fibrinopeptide A blood test
  • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
  • Protein C
  • Protein S
  • Prothrombin time (PT)
  • Renal vein thrombosis
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis

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Postpartum Care

Also called: Post-pregnancy health

Taking home a new baby is one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But it also presents both physical and emotional challenges.

  • Get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You will have spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period, off and on for up to six weeks.
  • You might also have swelling in your legs and feet, feel constipated, have menstrual-like cramping. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions on how much activity, like climbing stairs or walking, you can do for the next few weeks.
  • Doctors usually recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth.

In addition to physical changes, you may feel sad or have the "baby blues." If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, you might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital
  • Losing weight after pregnancy
  • Vaginal delivery - discharge

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