2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z31.42
Aftercare following sterilization reversal
Clinical Category is Contraceptive and procreative management
- CCSR Category Code: FAC013
- Inpatient Default CCSR: X - Not applicable.
- Outpatient Default CCSR: Y - Yes, default outpatient assignment for principal diagnosis or first-listed diagnosis.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
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- Sperm count following sterilization reversal
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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- - Admission (for) - See Also: Encounter (for);
- - Restoration (of)
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Present on Admission (POA)
CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
|Reason for Code
|CMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
|Diagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.
|Diagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.
|Documentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.
|Clinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.
|Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting.
Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") is a type of surgery. It prevents a woman from getting pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control, and is effective right away.
The surgery cuts, ties, or seals the fallopian tubes. This blocks the path between the ovaries and the uterus. The sperm cannot reach the egg to fertilize it, and the egg cannot reach the uterus. You get the surgery in a hospital or outpatient surgical center. It usually takes about 30 minutes. Almost all women go home the same day. They can return to most normal activities within a few days.
Tubal ligation can sometimes be reversed. The reversal is major surgery, and does not always work.
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A vasectomy is a type of minor surgery that prevents a man from being able to get a woman pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control.
A vasectomy works by cutting the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry the sperm out of the testicles. Then the sperm can no longer reach the semen. Semen is the fluid that the penis ejaculates (releases during orgasm). Since there are no sperm, the man cannot get a woman pregnant.
The surgery is quick; it usually takes less than 30 minutes. You will probably be able to go home the same day. You may have some discomfort, bruising, and swelling for a few days. In most cases, you will fully recover in less than a week.
A vasectomy is one of the most effective forms of birth control. But it takes about three months (or about 20 ejaculations) before it is effective. You will still need to use other birth control until you know that your semen doesn't have any more sperm in it. After two to three months, your health care provider will test your semen to make sure that there are no sperm in it.
Having a vasectomy does not affect your sex life. It does not decrease your sex drive. And it will not affect your ability to get an erection or have an orgasm.
Vasectomies can sometimes be reversed, but not always. It is done with a procedure to reconnect the vas deferens. Another option if you decide to have children later might be to have sperm taken from your testicles. The sperm could then be used for in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, this may not always work. It's also important to know that both a vasectomy reversal and IVF are expensive.
Having a vasectomy does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDS), such as HIV. Using a condom every time you have anal, vaginal, or oral sex is the only way to protect against STDs.
NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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