ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 878.7

Open wound vagina-compl

Diagnosis Code 878.7

ICD-9: 878.7
Short Description: Open wound vagina-compl
Long Description: Open wound of vagina, complicated
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 878.7

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Open wound of head, neck, and trunk (870-879)
      • 878 Open wound of genital organs (external), including traumatic amputation

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 878.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
      • vagina 878.6
        • complicated 878.7
    • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
      • hymen 878.6
        • complicated 878.7
      • vagina 878.6
        • complicated 878.7

Information for Patients

Vaginal Diseases

Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Discharge

Often, the problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. The main symptom is smelly vaginal discharge, but some women have no symptoms. Common causes are bacterial infections, trichomoniasis, and yeast infections.

Some other causes of vaginal symptoms include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Bacterial vaginosis -- aftercare
  • Bartholin's abscess
  • Culture - endocervix
  • Endocervical gram stain
  • Imperforate hymen
  • Vaginal cysts
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Vaginitis - self-care
  • Vaginitis test - wet mount
  • Vulvovaginitis

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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Amputation - traumatic
  • Animal bites -- self-care
  • Bleeding
  • Closed suction drain with bulb
  • Crush injury
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Electrical injury
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare
  • Hemovac drain
  • How wounds heal
  • Human bites -- self-care
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage
  • Nail injuries
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Sterile technique
  • Sternal exploration or closure
  • Surgical wound care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Wet to dry dressing changes
  • Wound care centers

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