ICD-10 Code T38.4X4

Poisoning by oral contraceptives, undetermined

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Undetermined

Not Valid for Submission

T38.4X4 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of poisoning by oral contraceptives, undetermined. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T38.4X4
Short Description:Poisoning by oral contraceptives, undetermined
Long Description:Poisoning by oral contraceptives, undetermined

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • T38.4X4A - Poisoning by oral contraceptives, undetermined, initial encounter
  • T38.4X4D - Poisoning by oral contraceptives, undetermined, subsequent encounter
  • T38.4X4S - Poisoning by oral contraceptives, undetermined, sequela

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Hormones and their synthetic substitutes and antag, NEC (T38)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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 Medical Professionals

Synonyms

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

  • Oral contraceptive overdose
  • Oral contraceptive overdose of undetermined intent
  • Oral contraceptive poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Poisoning by oral contraceptive

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T38.4X4 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
Antifertility pillT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Contraceptive (oral)T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Contraceptive (oral)
  »vaginal
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
DemulenT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EnovidT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EthynodiolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Ethynodiol
  »with mestranol diacetate
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EtinodiolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EtynodiolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
LevonorgestrelT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Levonorgestrel
  »with ethinylestradiol
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
LynestrenolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorethindroneT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Norethisterone (acetate) (enantate)T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Norethisterone (acetate) (enantate)
  »with ethinylestradiol
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorgestrelT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorgestrienoneT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorlestrinT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorlutinT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
OraconT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Oral contraceptivesT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Ortho-NovumT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
OvralT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
OvulenT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
QuingestanolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6

Information for Patients


Birth Control

Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways:

  • Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs. Types include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.
  • Keeping the woman's ovaries from releasing eggs that could be fertilized. Types include birth control pills, patches, shots, vaginal rings, and emergency contraceptive pills.
  • IUDs, devices which are implanted into the uterus. They can be kept in place for several years.
  • Sterilization, which permanently prevents a woman from getting pregnant or a man from being able to get a woman pregnant

Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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Poisoning

A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.


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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.