ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 638.0

Attem abort w pelvic inf

Diagnosis Code 638.0

ICD-9: 638.0
Short Description: Attem abort w pelvic inf
Long Description: Failed attempted abortion complicated by genital tract and pelvic infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 638.0

Code Classification
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Ectopic and molar pregnancy and other pregnancy with abortive outcome (630-639)
      • 638 Failed attempted abortion

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses (age 12 through 55) Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses (age 12 through 55)
Maternity diagnoses: Age range is 12–55 years inclusive.

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 638.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Abortion (complete) (incomplete) (inevitable) (with retained products of conception) 637.9
      • failed (legal) 638.9
        • with
          • genital tract and pelvic infection 638.0
          • sepsis (genital tract) (pelvic organ) 638.0
            • urinary tract 638.7

Information for Patients


An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed health care professional.

The decision to end a pregnancy is very personal. If you are thinking of having an abortion, most healthcare providers advise counseling.

  • Abortion - medical
  • Abortion - surgical
  • Abortion - surgical - aftercare
  • Ending pregnancy with medications

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