2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D39.9

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of female genital organ, unspecified

ICD-10-CM Code:
D39.9
Short Description:
Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of female genital organ, unsp
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Neoplasms
    (C00–D49)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes
      (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of female genital organs
        (D39)

D39.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of female genital organ, unspecified. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

This code is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic genital organ or tract ; Neoplasm, neoplastic genital organ or tract female NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic genitourinary tract ; Neoplasm, neoplastic genitourinary tract female ; Neoplasm, neoplastic septum urethrovaginal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic septum vesicovaginal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic vaginovesical ; etc

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D39.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of female genital organ
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of genitourinary organs

Clinical Classification

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10-CM Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for females only - The Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, these edits apply to FEMALES only .

Convert D39.9 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 236.3 - Unc behav neo female NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »genital organ or tract
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »genital organ or tract
    »female NEC
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »genitourinary tract
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »genitourinary tract
    »female
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »septum
    »urethrovaginal
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »septum
    »vesicovaginal
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vaginovesical
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vaginovesical
    »septum
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vesicocervical tissue
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vesicovaginal
C57.9C79.82D07.30D28.9D39.9D49.59

Patient Education


Ovarian Disorders

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond.

The ovaries produce and store a woman's eggs. During ovulation, an ovary releases an egg. If that egg is fertilized by a sperm, a pregnancy can occur. Ovaries also make the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. When a woman goes through menopause, her ovaries stop making those hormones and releasing eggs.

Problems with the ovaries include:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cysts and polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Ovarian torsion, a twisting of the ovary

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Uterine Diseases

The uterus, or womb, is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. The first sign of a problem with the uterus may be bleeding between periods or after sex. Causes can include hormones, thyroid problems, fibroids, polyps, cancer, infection, or pregnancy.

Treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes birth control pills treat hormonal imbalances. If a thyroid problem is the cause, treating it may also stop the bleeding. If you have cancer or hyperplasia, an overgrowth of normal cells in the uterus, you may need surgery.

With two other uterine problems, tissue that normally lines the uterus grows where it is not supposed to. In endometriosis, it grows outside the uterus. In adenomyosis, it grows in the uterus's outside walls. Pain medicine may help. Other treatments include hormones and surgery.


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Vaginal Diseases

Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Discharge

One common problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. Other problems that affect the vagina include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.


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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.

Footnotes

[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.