ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V26.81

Assist repro fertility

Diagnosis Code V26.81

ICD-9: V26.81
Short Description: Assist repro fertility
Long Description: Encounter for assisted reproductive fertility procedure cycle
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V26.81

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)
      • V26 Procreative management

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z31.83 - Encounter for assisted reprodctv fertility procedure cycle

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V26.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • assisted reproductive fertility procedure cycle V26.81
        • in vitro fertilization cycle V26.81
        • procreative management V26.9
          • assisted reproductive fertility procedure cycle V26.81
          • in vitro fertilization cycle V26.81

Information for Patients

Assisted Reproductive Technology

Also called: ART, IVF, In Vitro Fertilization

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat infertility. It includes fertility treatments that handle both a woman's egg and a man's sperm. It works by removing eggs from a woman's body. The eggs are then mixed with sperm to make embryos. The embryos are then put back in the woman's body. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common and effective type of ART.

ART procedures sometimes use donor eggs, donor sperm, or previously frozen embryos. It may also involve a surrogate or gestational carrier. A surrogate is a woman who becomes pregnant with sperm from the male partner of the couple. A gestational carrier becomes pregnant with an egg from the female partner and the sperm from the male partner.

The most common complication of ART is a multiple pregnancy. It can be prevented or minimized by limiting the number of embryos that are put into the woman's body.

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Also called: Sterility

Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman can get pregnant but keeps having miscarriages or stillbirths, that's also called infertility.

Infertility is fairly common. After one year of having unprotected sex, about 15 percent of couples are unable to get pregnant. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause can be found.

There are treatments that are specifically for men or for women. Some involve both partners. Drugs, assisted reproductive technology, and surgery are common treatments. Happily, many couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome
  • Infertility

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