Valid for Submission
O72.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of delayed and secondary postpartum hemorrhage. The code O72.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code O72.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like delayed and/or secondary postpartum hemorrhage, finding of contents of cervix, finding of contents of cervix, finding of contents of uterus, placental fragments at cervical os , placental fragments in uterus, etc.
The code O72.2 is applicable to female patients aged 12 through 55 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient outside the stated age range.
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code O72.2:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Hemorrhage associated with retained portions of placenta or membranes after the first 24 hours following delivery of placenta
- Retained products of conception NOS, following delivery
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code O72.2 are found in the index:
- - Delivery (childbirth) (labor)
- - Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (concealed) - R58
- - Membrane (s), membranous - See Also: condition;
- - Metrorrhagia - N92.1
- - Puerperal, puerperium (complicated by, complications)
- - Retention - See Also: Retained;
- - decidua (fragments) (following delivery) (with hemorrhage) - O72.2
- - membranes (complicating delivery) (with hemorrhage) - O72.2
- - placenta (total) (with hemorrhage) - O72.0
- - portions or fragments (with hemorrhage) - O72.2
- - products of conception
- - secundines (following delivery) (with hemorrhage) - O72.0
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Delayed AND/OR secondary postpartum hemorrhage
- Finding of contents of cervix
- Finding of contents of cervix
- Finding of contents of uterus
- Placental fragments at cervical os
- Placental fragments in uterus
- Postpartum hemorrhage
- Products of conception at uterine os cervix
- Retained products of conception, following delivery with hemorrhage
- Secondary postpartum hemorrhage - delivered with postnatal problem
Convert O72.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code O72.2 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Bleeding is the loss of blood. It can be external, or outside the body, like when you get a cut or wound. It can also be internal, or inside the body, like when you have an injury to an internal organ. Some bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, coughing up blood, or vaginal bleeding, can be a symptom of a disease.
Normally, when you are injured and start bleeding, a blood clot forms to stop the bleeding quickly. Afterwards, the clot dissolves naturally. To be able to make a clot, your blood needs blood proteins called clotting factors and a type of blood cell called platelets. Some people have a problem with clotting, due to another medical condition or an inherited disease. There are two types of problems:
- Your blood may not form clots normally, known as a bleeding disorder. This happens when your body does not make enough platelets or clotting factors, or they don't work the way they should.
- Your blood may make too many clots, or the clots may not dissolve properly
Sometimes bleeding can cause other problems. A bruise is bleeding under the skin. Some strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain. Severe bleeding may require first aid or a trip to the emergency room.
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Taking home a new baby is one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But it also presents both physical and emotional challenges.
- Get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You will have spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period, off and on for up to six weeks.
- You might also have swelling in your legs and feet, feel constipated, have menstrual-like cramping. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.
- Follow your doctor's instructions on how much activity, like climbing stairs or walking, you can do for the next few weeks.
- Doctors usually recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth.
In addition to physical changes, you may feel sad or have the "baby blues." If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, you might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.
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