ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O99.21

Obesity comp pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium

Diagnosis Code O99.21

ICD-10: O99.21
Short Description: Obesity comp pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
Long Description: Obesity complicating pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O99.21

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Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00–O99)
    • Encounter for delivery (O80-O82)
      • Oth maternal diseases classd elsw but compl preg/chldbrth (O99)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code O99.21 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Health Problems in Pregnancy

    Every pregnancy has some risk of problems. The causes can be conditions you already have or conditions you develop. They also include being pregnant with more than one baby, previous problem pregnancies, or being over age 35. They can affect your health and the health of your baby.

    If you have a chronic condition, you should talk to your health care provider about how to minimize your risk before you get pregnant. Once you are pregnant, you may need a health care team to monitor your pregnancy. Examples of common conditions that can complicate a pregnancy include

    • Heart disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Kidney problems
    • Autoimmune disorders
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
    • Infections

    Other conditions that can make pregnancy risky can happen while you are pregnant - for example, gestational diabetes and Rh incompatibility. Good prenatal care can help detect and treat them.

    Some discomforts, like nausea, back pain, and fatigue, are common during pregnancy. Sometimes it is hard to know what is normal. Call your doctor or midwife if something is bothering or worrying you.

    • Bed rest during pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hydramnios (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hyperemesis gravidarum (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Insufficient cervix (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Placenta abruptio (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Placenta abruptio (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Placenta previa (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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    Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for his or her height.

    Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person. Factors that might affect your weight include your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods, and not being physically active.

    Being obese increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. If you are obese, losing even 5 to 10 percent of your weight can delay or prevent some of these diseases. For example, that means losing 10 to 20 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds.

    NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    • Body mass index (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Health risks of obesity (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Obesity (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) (Medical Encyclopedia)

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