Valid for Submission
N93.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified abnormal uterine and vaginal bleeding. The code N93.8 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code N93.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anovular menstruation, intermenstrual bleeding - irregular, menorrhagia, metropathia hemorrhagica, mid-cycle bleeding , passing altered blood from vagina, etc.
The code N93.8 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.
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 N93.8:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Dysfunctional or functional uterine or vaginal bleeding NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code N93.8 are found in the index:
- - Bleeding - See Also: Hemorrhage;
- - Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (concealed) - R58
- - Metropathia hemorrhagica - N93.8
- - Metrostaxis - N93.8
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anovular menstruation
- Intermenstrual bleeding - irregular
- Metropathia hemorrhagica
- Mid-cycle bleeding
- Passing altered blood from vagina
- Passing clots vaginally
- Passing clots vaginally
- Passing large clots vaginally
- Passing small clots vaginally
- Profuse vaginal bleeding
- Scanty vaginal bleeding
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert N93.8 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N93.8 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Uterine Bleeding
Menstruation, or period, is a woman's monthly bleeding.Abnormal vaginal bleeding is different from normal menstrual periods. It could be bleeding that is between periods, is very heavy, or lasts much longer than usual. It also includes bleeding that happens before puberty or after menopause. Causes can include
- Uterine fibroids or polyps
- Hormone problems
- Hormone pills, such as birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy (menopausal hormone therapy)
- Cancer of the cervix, ovaries, uterus or vagina
- Thyroid problems
Bleeding during pregnancy can have several different causes. It is not always serious, but to be safe you should contact your health care provider right away.
Pelvic exams, blood tests, imaging tests, and other procedures can help your health care provider diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause. Treatments may include medicines, hormones, and surgery.
- D and C (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal bleeding between periods (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)