ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V72.31

Routine gyn examination

Diagnosis Code V72.31

ICD-9: V72.31
Short Description: Routine gyn examination
Long Description: Routine gynecological examination
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V72.31

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V72 Special investigations and examinations

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Routine gynecologic examination done

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Cervical Cancer Screening

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cancer screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms. Cancer found early may be easier to treat.

Cervical cancer screening is usually part of a woman's health checkup. There are two types of tests: the Pap test and the HPV test. For both, the doctor or nurse collects cells from the surface of the cervix. With the Pap test, the lab checks the sample for cancer cells or abnormal cells that could become cancer later. With the HPV test, the lab checks for HPV infection. HPV is a virus that spreads through sexual contact. It can sometimes lead to cancer. If your screening tests are abnormal, your doctor may do more tests, such as a biopsy.

Cervical cancer screening has risks. The results can sometimes be wrong, and you may have unnecessary follow-up tests. There are also benefits. Screening has been shown to decrease the number of deaths from cervical cancer. You and your doctor should discuss your risk for cervical cancer, the pros and cons of the screening tests, at what age to start being screened, and how often to be screened.

  • Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention
  • HPV DNA test
  • Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)
  • Pap smear

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Women's Health Checkup

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. During your checkup, your health care provider will usually do:

  • A pelvic exam - an exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.
  • A Pap test - a test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman's uterus. Cells from the cervix are examined under a microscope.
  • A clinical breast exam - to check for breast cancer by feeling and looking at your breasts.

Your health care provider may also recommend other tests, including a mammogram or a test for HPV.

  • Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention
  • Health screening - women - age 18 - 39
  • Health screening - women - age 40 - 64
  • Health screening - women - over 65
  • Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)
  • Women's health

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