ICD-10-CM Code O22

Venous complications and hemorrhoids in pregnancy

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O22 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of venous complications and hemorrhoids in pregnancy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:O22
Short Description:Venous complications and hemorrhoids in pregnancy
Long Description:Venous complications and hemorrhoids in pregnancy

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

  • O22.0 - Varicose veins of lower extremity in pregnancy
  • O22.00 - Varicose veins of lower extremity in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O22.01 - Varicose veins of lower extremity in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O22.02 - Varicose veins of lower extremity in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O22.03 - Varicose veins of lower extremity in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O22.1 - Genital varices in pregnancy
  • O22.10 - Genital varices in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O22.11 - Genital varices in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O22.12 - Genital varices in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O22.13 - Genital varices in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O22.2 - Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy
  • O22.20 - Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O22.21 - Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O22.22 - Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O22.23 - Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O22.3 - Deep phlebothrombosis in pregnancy
  • O22.30 - Deep phlebothrombosis in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O22.31 - Deep phlebothrombosis in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O22.32 - Deep phlebothrombosis in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O22.33 - Deep phlebothrombosis in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O22.4 - Hemorrhoids in pregnancy
  • O22.40 - Hemorrhoids in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O22.41 - Hemorrhoids in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O22.42 - Hemorrhoids in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O22.43 - Hemorrhoids in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O22.5 - Cerebral venous thrombosis in pregnancy
  • O22.50 - Cerebral venous thrombosis in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O22.51 - Cerebral venous thrombosis in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O22.52 - Cerebral venous thrombosis in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O22.53 - Cerebral venous thrombosis in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O22.8 - Other venous complications in pregnancy
  • O22.8X - Other venous complications in pregnancy
  • O22.8X1 - Other venous complications in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O22.8X2 - Other venous complications in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O22.8X3 - Other venous complications in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O22.8X9 - Other venous complications in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O22.9 - Venous complication in pregnancy, unspecified
  • O22.90 - Venous complication in pregnancy, unspecified, unspecified trimester
  • O22.91 - Venous complication in pregnancy, unspecified, first trimester
  • O22.92 - Venous complication in pregnancy, unspecified, second trimester
  • O22.93 - Venous complication in pregnancy, unspecified, third trimester

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 O22:

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.
  • venous complications of:
  • abortion NOS O03.9
  • ectopic or molar pregnancy O08.7
  • failed attempted abortion O07.35
  • induced abortion O04.85
  • spontaneous abortion O03.89

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • obstetric pulmonary embolism O88
  • venous complications and hemorrhoids of childbirth and the puerperium O87

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy (O20-O29)
      • Venous complications and hemorrhoids in pregnancy (O22)

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


Health Problems in Pregnancy

Every pregnancy has some risk of problems. You may have problems because of a health condition you had before you got pregnant. You could also develop a condition during pregnancy. Other causes of problems during pregnancy can include being pregnant with more than one baby, a health problem in a previous pregnancy, substance abuse during pregnancy, or being over age 35. Any of these can affect your health, the health of your baby, or both.

If you have a chronic condition, you should talk to your health care provider about how to minimize your risk before you get pregnant. Once you are pregnant, you may need a health care team to monitor your pregnancy. Some common conditions that can complicate a pregnancy include

  • High blood pressure
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Kidney problems
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Obesity
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Infections

Other conditions that can make pregnancy risky can happen while you are pregnant - for example, gestational diabetes and Rh incompatibility. Good prenatal care can help detect and treat them.

Some discomforts, like nausea, back pain, and fatigue, are common during pregnancy. Sometimes it is hard to know what is normal. Call your health care provider if something is bothering or worrying you.

  • Bed rest during pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hydramnios (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insufficient cervix (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Placenta abruptio (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Placenta abruptio (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Placenta previa (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Vascular Diseases

What are vascular diseases?

Your vascular system is your body's network of blood vessels. It includes your

  • Arteries, which carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your tissues and organs
  • Veins, which carry the blood and waste products back to your heart
  • Capillaries, which are tiny blood vessels that connect your small arteries to your small veins. The walls of the capillaries are thin and leaky, to allow for an exchange of materials between your tissues and blood.

Vascular diseases are conditions which affect your vascular system. They are common and can be serious. Some types include

  • Aneurysm - a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery
  • Atherosclerosis - a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood.
  • Blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease, diseases that involve the narrowing or blockage of an artery. The cause is usually a buildup of plaque.
  • Raynaud's disease - a disorder that causes the blood vessels to narrow when you are cold or feeling stressed
  • Stroke - a serious condition that happens when blood flow to your brain stops.
  • Varicose veins - swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin
  • Vasculitis - inflammation of the blood vessels

What causes vascular diseases?

The causes of vascular diseases depend on the specific disease. These causes include

  • Genetics
  • Heart diseases such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Medicines, including hormones

Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Who is at risk for vascular diseases?

The risk factors for vascular diseases can vary, depending on the specific disease. But some of the more common risk factors include

  • Age - your risk of some diseases goes up as you get older
  • Conditions that can affect the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Infection or injury that damages your veins
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting or standing still for long periods of time
  • Smoking

What are the symptoms of vascular diseases?

The symptoms for each disease are different.

How are vascular diseases diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms and medical history. You may have imaging tests and/or blood tests.

How are vascular diseases treated?

Which treatment you get depends on which vascular disease you have and how severe it is. Types of treatments for vascular diseases include

  • Lifestyle changes, such as eating a heart-healthy diet and getting more exercise
  • Medicines, such as blood pressure medicines, blood thinners, cholesterol medicines, and clot-dissolving drugs. In some cases, providers use a catheter to send medicine directly to a blood vessel.
  • Non-surgical procedures, such as angioplasty, stenting, and vein ablation
  • Surgery

Can vascular diseases be prevented?

There are steps you can take to help prevent vascular diseases:

  • Make healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating a heart-healthy diet and getting more exercise
  • Don't smoke. If you are already a smoker, talk to your health care provider for help in finding the best way for you to quit.
  • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check
  • If you have diabetes, control your blood sugar
  • Try not to sit or stand for up long periods of time. If you do need to sit all day, get up and move around every hour or so. If you traveling on a long trip, you can also wear compression stockings and regularly stretch your legs.
  • Aortic arch syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Arterial embolism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Arteriogram (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cerebral angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Duplex ultrasound (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Venous insufficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)

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