ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N97.9

Female infertility, unspecified

Diagnosis Code N97.9

ICD-10: N97.9
Short Description: Female infertility, unspecified
Long Description: Female infertility, unspecified
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N97.9

Valid for Submission
The code N97.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Female infertility (N97)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for females only - Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N97.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 742 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 743 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 628.9 - Female infertility NOS

Synonyms
  • Abnormal female reproductive function
  • Abnormal reproductive state
  • Female infertility
  • Female infertility due to endometriosis
  • Female infertility test abnormal
  • Female sterility
  • Fertility problem
  • Infertile
  • Infertile
  • Infertile
  • Infertile
  • Infertility due to drug therapy
  • Infertility due to infection
  • Infertility due to radiation
  • Infertility due to systemic disease
  • Natural sterility
  • Postoperative sterility
  • Post-traumatic sterility
  • Primary female infertility
  • Primary infertility
  • Secondary infertility
  • Sterility
  • Sterility
  • Sterility
  • Sterility
  • Subfertility
  • Unexplained infertility

Information for Patients


Female Infertility

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying (or 6 months if the woman is over age 35). If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Female infertility can result from age, physical problems, hormone problems, and lifestyle or environmental factors.

Most cases of infertility in women result from problems with producing eggs. In primary ovarian insufficiency, the ovaries stop functioning before natural menopause. In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the ovaries may not release an egg regularly or they may not release a healthy egg.

About a third of the time, infertility is because of a problem with the woman. One third of the time, it is a problem with the man. Sometimes no cause can be found.

If you think you might be infertile, see your doctor. There are tests that may tell if you have fertility problems. When it is possible to find the cause, treatments may include medicines, surgery, or assisted reproductive technologies. Happily, many couples treated for infertility are able to have babies.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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