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  1. #1
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    Default Postpartum bleeding

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    What is the diagnosis code for post partum bleeding?

    here is the example of the report.


    Indication: Postpartum bleeding.

    Technique: Multiple ultrasonographic images were obtained of the
    pelvis using the transabdominal and endovaginal approach.

    Findings: The uterus measures 8.6 cm in the sagittal dimension, 4.6 cm
    in the anteroposterior dimension, and 6.6 cm in the transverse
    dimension. The endometrial echo complex measures 6 mm and is within
    normal caliber. Suggestion of mildly hypoechoic material is seen
    within the endometrial cavity. No color Doppler flow is seen in this

    The right ovary measures 2.9 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm and the left ovary
    measures 2.5 x 1.4 x 1.9 cm. Trace amount of free fluid is seen in the

    Impression: Probable small amount of hemorrhage within the endometrial

    Thank you,

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007


    You can not use a diagnosis code for post partum bleeding because the report is technically inconclusive. "probable"

    You can use 793.5 Nonspecific (abnormal) findings on radiological and other examination of body structure; Genitourinary organs. With any other signs and symptoms documented.


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    Thank you very much!

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