ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V13.21

History-pre-term labor

Diagnosis Code V13.21

ICD-9: V13.21
Short Description: History-pre-term labor
Long Description: Personal history of pre-term labor
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V13.21

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V13 Personal history of other diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z87.51 - Personal history of pre-term labor

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V13.21 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • disorder (of) V13.9
        • obstetric V13.29
          • pre-term labor V13.21
      • genital system disorder V13.29
        • pre-term labor V13.21
      • obstetric disorder V13.29
        • pre-term labor V13.21
      • poor obstetric V13.29
        • pre-term labor V13.21
    • Poor
      • obstetrical history V13.29
        • pre-term labor V13.21

Information for Patients

Preterm Labor

Also called: Early Labor, Premature Birth, Premature Labor, Preterm Birth

Preterm labor is labor that starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth. Premature babies may face serious health risks.

Symptoms of preterm labor include

  • Contractions every 10 minutes or more often
  • Leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina
  • Feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  • Low, dull backache
  • Cramps that feel like menstrual cramps
  • Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea

If you think you might be having preterm labor, contact your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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