ICD-9 Code 654.34

Retroverted and incarcerated gravid uterus, postpartum condition or complication

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654.34 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of retroverted and incarcerated gravid uterus, postpartum condition or complication. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 654.34
Short Description:Retrovert uter-postpart
Long Description:Retroverted and incarcerated gravid uterus, postpartum condition or complication

Convert 654.34 to ICD-10

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

  • O34.511 - Maternal care for incarceration of gravid uterus, first tri
  • O34.512 - Maternal care for incarceration of gravid uterus, second tri
  • O34.513 - Maternal care for incarceration of gravid uterus, third tri
  • O34.531 - Maternal care for retroversion of gravid uterus, first tri
  • O34.532 - Maternal care for retroversion of gravid uterus, second tri
  • O34.533 - Maternal care for retroversion of gravid uterus, third tri

Code Classification

  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Normal delivery, and other indications for care in pregnancy, labor, and delivery (650-659)
      • 654 Abnormality of organs and soft tissues of pelvis

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

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Information for Patients


Postpartum Care

Also called: Post-pregnancy health

Taking home a new baby is one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But it also presents both physical and emotional challenges.

  • Get as much rest as possible. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. And that is perfectly okay. You will have spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period, off and on for up to six weeks.
  • You might also have swelling in your legs and feet, feel constipated, have menstrual-like cramping. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions on how much activity, like climbing stairs or walking, you can do for the next few weeks.
  • Doctors usually recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth.

In addition to physical changes, you may feel sad or have the "baby blues." If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, you might have a serious condition called postpartum depression.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • After vaginal delivery - in the hospital
  • Losing weight after pregnancy
  • Vaginal delivery - discharge

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Uterine Diseases

The uterus, or womb, is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. The first sign of a problem with the uterus may be bleeding between periods or after sex. Causes can include hormones, thyroid problems, fibroids, polyps, cancer, infection, or pregnancy.

Treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes birth control pills treat hormonal imbalances. If a thyroid problem is the cause, treating it may also stop the bleeding. If you have cancer or hyperplasia, an overgrowth of normal cells in the uterus, you may need surgery.

With two other uterine problems, tissue that normally lines the uterus grows where it is not supposed to. In endometriosis, it grows outside the uterus. In adenomyosis, it grows in the uterus's outside walls. Pain medicine may help. Other treatments include hormones and surgery.

  • Adenomyosis
  • Asherman syndrome
  • D and C
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Endometritis
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Retroversion of the uterus

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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.