ICD-10-CM Code N81

Female genital prolapse

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N81 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of female genital prolapse. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:N81
Short Description:Female genital prolapse
Long Description:Female genital prolapse

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • N81.0 - Urethrocele
  • N81.1 - Cystocele
  • N81.10 - Cystocele, unspecified
  • N81.11 - Cystocele, midline
  • N81.12 - Cystocele, lateral
  • N81.2 - Incomplete uterovaginal prolapse
  • N81.3 - Complete uterovaginal prolapse
  • N81.4 - Uterovaginal prolapse, unspecified
  • N81.5 - Vaginal enterocele
  • N81.6 - Rectocele
  • N81.8 - Other female genital prolapse
  • N81.81 - Perineocele
  • N81.82 - Incompetence or weakening of pubocervical tissue
  • N81.83 - Incompetence or weakening of rectovaginal tissue
  • N81.84 - Pelvic muscle wasting
  • N81.85 - Cervical stump prolapse
  • N81.89 - Other female genital prolapse
  • N81.9 - ... unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code N81:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • genital prolapse complicating pregnancy, labor or delivery O34.5
  • prolapse and hernia of ovary and fallopian tube N83.4
  • prolapse of vaginal vault after hysterectomy N99.3

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Female genital prolapse (N81)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Pelvic Floor Disorders

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. In women, it holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and other pelvic organs in place so that they can work properly. The pelvic floor can become weak or be injured. The main causes are pregnancy and childbirth. Other causes include being overweight, radiation treatment, surgery, and getting older.

Common symptoms include

  • Feeling heaviness, fullness, pulling, or aching in the vagina. It gets worse by the end of the day or during a bowel movement.
  • Seeing or feeling a "bulge" or "something coming out" of the vagina
  • Having a hard time starting to urinate or emptying the bladder completely
  • Having frequent urinary tract infections
  • Leaking urine when you cough, laugh, or exercise
  • Feeling an urgent or frequent need to urinate
  • Feeling pain while urinating
  • Leaking stool or having a hard time controlling gas
  • Being constipated
  • Having a hard time making it to the bathroom in time

Your health care provider diagnoses the problem with a physical exam, a pelvic exam, or special tests. Treatments include special pelvic muscle exercises called Kegel exercises. A mechanical support device called a pessary helps some women. Surgery and medicines are other treatments.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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