ICD-10-CM Code O87.2

Hemorrhoids in the puerperium

Version 2020 Billable Code Maternity Diagnoses Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

O87.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hemorrhoids in the puerperium. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code O87.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like hemorrhoids complicating pregnancy and/or puerperium, hemorrhoids in pregnancy, hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium, hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered, hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered with postnatal complication, hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium with antenatal complication, etc

The code O87.2 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.

ICD-10:O87.2
Short Description:Hemorrhoids in the puerperium
Long Description:Hemorrhoids in the puerperium

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 O87.2 are found in the index:


Code Edits

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:

  • Maternity diagnoses - Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).
  • Diagnoses for females only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Hemorrhoids complicating pregnancy AND/OR puerperium
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium - delivered with postnatal complication
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium with antenatal complication
  • Hemorrhoids in pregnancy and the puerperium with postnatal complication
  • Hemorrhoids in the puerperium

Convert O87.2 to ICD-9

  • 671.82 - Ven comp NEC-deliv w p/p (Approximate Flag)
  • 671.84 - Venous compl NEC-postpar (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Complications predominantly related to the puerperium (O85-O92)
      • Venous complications and hemorrhoids in the puerperium (O87)

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


Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. They are either inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. They often result from straining to have a bowel movement. Other factors include pregnancy, aging and chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of all people have hemorrhoids by age 50. The most common symptom of hemorrhoids inside the anus is bright red blood covering the stool, on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Symptoms usually go away within a few days.

If you have rectal bleeding you should see a doctor. You need to make sure bleeding is not from a more serious condition such as colorectal or anal cancer. Treatment may include warm baths and a cream or other medicine. If you have large hemorrhoids, you may need surgery and other treatments.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Postpartum Care

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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