2021 ICD-10-CM Code O23.5

Infections of the genital tract in pregnancy

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

O23.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of infections of the genital tract in pregnancy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:O23.5
Short Description:Infections of the genital tract in pregnancy
Long Description:Infections of the genital tract in pregnancy

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Infections of the genital tract in pregnancy

Header codes like O23.5 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for infections of the genital tract in pregnancy:

  • O23.51 - Infection of cervix in pregnancy
  • O23.511 - Infections of cervix in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O23.512 - Infections of cervix in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O23.513 - Infections of cervix in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O23.519 - Infections of cervix in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O23.52 - Salpingo-oophoritis in pregnancy
  • O23.521 - Salpingo-oophoritis in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O23.522 - Salpingo-oophoritis in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O23.523 - Salpingo-oophoritis in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O23.529 - Salpingo-oophoritis in pregnancy, unspecified trimester
  • O23.59 - Infection of other part of genital tract in pregnancy
  • O23.591 - Infection of other part of genital tract in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O23.592 - Infection of other part of genital tract in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O23.593 - Infection of other part of genital tract in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O23.599 - Infection of other part of genital tract in pregnancy, unspecified trimester

Information for Patients


Infections and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, some common infections like the common cold or a skin infection do not usually cause serious problems. But other infections can be dangerous to you, your baby, or both. Some infections may lead to preterm birth and low birth weight babies. Others can cause serious illness, birth defects, and lifelong disabilities, such as hearing loss or learning problems.

Some of the infections that can be dangerous during pregnancy include

To try to prevent infections,

If you do get an infection during pregnancy, contact your health care provider about how best to protect you and your baby. Only some medicines are safe during pregnancy.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)