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Amenorrhea for OB ultrasound

yt

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Can a physician use amenorrhea (secondary) as the indication for doing an OB ultrasound if this is already a confirmed pregnancy?
 

dmaec

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why would he want to? the pregnancy code will cover it...??? I guess he could (sort of redundant though), pretty much a "given" that a person would have "amenorrhea" if she's pregnant (yes I know some do continue to have menstruation throughout the pregnancy, not normally)...
I don't see why it would be needed, doesn't seem necessary
but,
I don't see what it would hurt either.
{that's my opinion on the posted matter}
 
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I would not use it. If the patient is already confimed pregnant than you would need to use a pregnancy code for the reason to perform an OB ultra sound.
 
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