ICD-9 Code 646.61

Infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition

ICD-9: 646.61
Short Description:Gu infection-delivered
Long Description:Infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition

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ICD-9 646.61 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of infections of genitourinary tract in pregnancy, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

Convert 646.61 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • O23.91 - Unsp GU tract infection in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O23.92 - Unsp GU tract infection in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O23.93 - Unsp GU tract infection in pregnancy, third trimester

Code Classification

  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Complications mainly related to pregnancy (640-649)
      • 646 Other complications of pregnancy, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-9 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

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
  • Hydramnios
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Insufficient cervix
  • Morning sickness
  • Morning sickness
  • Placenta abruptio
  • Placenta abruptio
  • Placenta previa
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Serum progesterone
  • Striae
  • Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy

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Urinary Tract Infections

Also called: UTI

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Catheter-associated UTI
  • Cystitis - acute bacterial
  • Leukocyte esterase
  • Radionuclide cystogram
  • Retrograde cystography
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urinary tract infection - adults
  • Urinary tract infection - children
  • Urinary tract infection in children - aftercare
  • Urine culture
  • Voiding cystourethrogram

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.