O86 - Other puerperal infections
|Short Description:||Other puerperal infections|
|Long Description:||Other puerperal infections|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
O86 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other puerperal infections. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.
Specific Coding for Other puerperal infections
Non-specific codes like O86 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 other puerperal infections:
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - O86.0 for Infection of obstetric surgical wound
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.00 for Infection of obstetric surgical wound, unspecified
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.01 for Infection of obstetric surgical wound, superficial incisional site
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.02 for Infection of obstetric surgical wound, deep incisional site
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.03 for Infection of obstetric surgical wound, organ and space site
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.04 for Sepsis following an obstetrical procedure
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.09 for Infection of obstetric surgical wound, other surgical site
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - O86.1 for Other infection of genital tract following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.11 for Cervicitis following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.12 for Endometritis following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.13 for Vaginitis following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.19 for Other infection of genital tract following delivery
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - O86.2 for Urinary tract infection following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.20 for Urinary tract infection following delivery, unspecified
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.21 for Infection of kidney following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.22 for Infection of bladder following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.29 for Other urinary tract infection following delivery
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.4 for Pyrexia of unknown origin following delivery
- NON-BILLABLE CODE - O86.8 for Other specified puerperal infections
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.81 for Puerperal septic thrombophlebitis
- BILLABLE CODE - Use O86.89 for Other specified puerperal infections
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 this diagnosis code:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code
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Type 2 ExcludesType 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.
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:
- Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
- Group B strep (GBS)
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Urinary tract infections
- Yeast infections
- Zika virus
To try to prevent infections,:
- Don't eat raw or undercooked meat
- Don't share food or drinks with other people
- Wash your hands frequently
- Don't empty cat litter. Cats can transmit toxoplasmosis.
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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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.
Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
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