ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V24.2

Rout postpart follow-up

Diagnosis Code V24.2

ICD-9: V24.2
Short Description: Rout postpart follow-up
Long Description: Routine postpartum follow-up
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V24.2

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)
      • V24 Postpartum care and examination

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z39.2 - Encounter for routine postpartum follow-up

  • Late postpartum state
  • Maternal postnatal examination done
  • Mid postpartum state
  • Postnatal care greater than 48 hours after birth
  • Postnatal examination finding
  • Postnatal examination minor problem found
  • Postnatal examination normal
  • Postnatal examination status
  • Postnatal visit status
  • Postpartum period, 1 day
  • Postpartum period, 2 days
  • Postpartum period, 3 days
  • Postpartum period, 5 days
  • Postpartum period, 7 days
  • Postpartum state
  • Postpartum state, 3 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 5 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 6 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 7 weeks
  • Postpartum state, 9 weeks

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

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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