ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O22.21

Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy, first trimester

Diagnosis Code O22.21

ICD-10: O22.21
Short Description: Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy, first trimester
Long Description: Superficial thrombophlebitis in pregnancy, first trimester
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O22.21

Valid for Submission
The code O22.21 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses - Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).
Diagnoses for females only - Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code O22.21 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 817 - OTHER ANTEPARTUM DIAGNOSES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITH MCC
  • 818 - OTHER ANTEPARTUM DIAGNOSES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITH CC
  • 819 - OTHER ANTEPARTUM DIAGNOSES WITH O.R. PROCEDURE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 671.21 - Thrombophlebitis-deliver (Approximate Flag)
  • 671.23 - Thrombophlebit-antepart (Approximate Flag)

Information for Patients


Blood Clots

Also called: Hypercoagulability

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. After the bleeding stops and healing takes place, your body usually breaks down and removes the clot. But some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly.

Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include

  • Certain genetic disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Overweight, obesity, and metabolic syndrome
  • Some medicines
  • Smoking
  • Staying in one position for a long time, such as being in the hospital or taking a long car or plane ride
  • Cancer and cancer treatments
Blood clots can form in, or travel to, the blood vessels in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and limbs. A clot in the veins deep in the limbs is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT usually affects the deep veins of the legs. If a blood clot in a deep vein breaks off and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs and blocks blood flow, it is called a pulmonary embolism. Other complications of blood clots include stroke, heart attack, kidney problems, kidney failure, and pregnancy-related problems.Treatments for blood clots include blood thinners and other medicines.
  • Arterial embolism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Blood clots (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • D-dimer test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Prothrombin time (PT) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thrombophlebitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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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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
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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