ICD-10-CM Code O08.8

Other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O08.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O08.8
Short Description:Other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy
Long Description:Other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy

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

  • O08.81 - Cardiac arrest following an ectopic and molar pregnancy
  • O08.82 - Sepsis following ectopic and molar pregnancy
  • O08.83 - Urinary tract infection following an ectopic and molar pregnancy
  • O08.89 - Other complications following an ectopic and molar pregnancy

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Pregnancy with abortive outcome (O00-O08)
      • Complications following ectopic and molar pregnancy (O08)

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


Ectopic Pregnancy

The uterus, or womb, is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. If you have an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg grows in the wrong place, outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. The result is usually a miscarriage.

Ectopic pregnancy can be a medical emergency if it ruptures. Signs of ectopic pregnancy include

  • Abdominal pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Feeling dizzy or faint

Get medical care right away if you have these signs. Doctors use drugs or surgery to remove the ectopic tissue so it doesn't damage your organs. Many women who have had ectopic pregnancies go on to have healthy pregnancies later.

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


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Tumors and Pregnancy

Tumors during pregnancy are rare, but they can happen. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. The most common cancers in pregnancy are breast cancer, cervical cancer, lymphoma, and melanoma. Cancer itself rarely harms the baby, and some cancer treatments are safe during pregnancy. You and your health care provider will work together to find the best treatment. Your options will depend on how far along the pregnancy is, as well as the type, size, and stage of your cancer.

Another type of tumor that women can get is called a gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). It happens when a fertilized egg doesn't become a fetus. GTD is not always easy to find. It is usually benign, but some types can be malignant. The most common type of GTD is a molar pregnancy. In its early stages, it may look like a normal pregnancy. You should see your health care provider if you have vaginal bleeding (not menstrual bleeding).

Treatment depends on the type of tumor, whether it has spread to other places, and your overall health.


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