Diagnosis Code V49.81
Information for Medical Professionals
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Adult diagnoses (age 15 through 124) Adult diagnoses (age 15 through 124)
Adult diagnoses: Age range is 15–124 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10 General Equivalence Map
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- Z78.0 - Asymptomatic menopausal state (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V49.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- status (age related) (natural) V49.81
- Status (post)
- postmenopausal (age related) (natural) V49.81
Information for Patients
Also called: Change of life
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier. They include
- A change in periods - shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with more or less time in between
- Hot flashes and/or night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Trouble focusing
- Less hair on head, more on face
Some symptoms require treatment. Talk to your doctor about how to best manage menopause. Make sure the doctor knows your medical history and your family medical history. This includes whether you are at risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, or breast cancer.
Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
- Deciding about hormone therapy
- Menopause - NIH (National Institute on Aging)
- Types of hormone therapy