ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V23.42

Preg w hx ectopic preg

Diagnosis Code V23.42

ICD-9: V23.42
Short Description: Preg w hx ectopic preg
Long Description: Pregnancy with history of ectopic pregnancy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V23.42

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction and development (V20-V29)
      • V23 Supervision of high-risk pregnancy

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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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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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Ectopic Pregnancy

Also called: Abdominal pregnancy, Tubal pregnancy

The uterus, or womb, is an important female reproductive organ. It is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. If you have an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg grows in an abnormal place, outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. The result is usually a miscarriage.

Ectopic pregnancy can be a medical emergency if it ruptures. Signs of ectopic pregnancy include

  • Abdominal pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Feeling dizzy or faint

Get medical care right away if you have these signs. Doctors use drugs or surgery to remove the ectopic tissue so it doesn't damage your organs. Many women who have had ectopic pregnancies go on to have healthy pregnancies later.

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

  • D and C
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • HCG blood test - quantitative

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So you're going to have a baby! Whether you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you will want to give your baby a healthy start.

You need to have regular visits with your healthcare provider. These prenatal care visits are very important for your baby and yourself. Some things you might do when you are pregnant could hurt your baby, such as smoking or drinking. Some medicines can also be a problem, even ones that a doctor prescribed. You will need to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet. You may also be tired and need more rest.

Your body will change as your baby grows during the nine months of your pregnancy. Don't hesitate to call your health care provider if you think you have a problem or something is bothering or worrying you.

  • Aches and pains during pregnancy
  • Common symptoms during pregnancy
  • Do's and Don'ts (Pregnancy) (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
  • HCG blood test - qualitative
  • Morning sickness
  • Pregnancy and travel
  • Pregnancy and work
  • Problems sleeping during pregnancy
  • Skin and hair changes during pregnancy
  • When you need to gain more weight during pregnancy

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