Users' questions

What causes metrorrhagia?

What causes metrorrhagia?

There are many reasons why women may have metrorrhagia. They include: Hormone imbalance (the imbalance is sometimes caused by improper use of hormone medicine, such as birth control pills) Polyps, which are growths on the cervix (the opening of the uterus) or inside the uterus; polyps are usually noncancerous.

What is the ICD 10 code for metrorrhagia?

2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N92. 1: Excessive and frequent menstruation with irregular cycle.

What causes heavy menstrual flow?

Some women experience high levels of estrogen and low levels of progesterone. This can cause the uterine lining to thicken. When a thick uterine lining sheds during menstruation, women might experience heavier blood flows and larger blood clots.

What is abnormal uterine bleeding?

Abnormal uterine bleeding is bleeding between monthly periods, prolonged bleeding or an extremely heavy period. This can be caused by hormone changes, cancer, fibroids, polyps or early pregnancy.

What is the ICD 9 code for metrorrhagia?

ICD-9 Code 626.6 Metrorrhagia. ICD-9 Index; Chapter: 580–629; Section: 617-629; Block: 626 Disorders of menstruation and other abnormal bleeding from female genital tract; 626.6 – Metrorrhagia

What are the most common causes of metrorrhagia?

Few data exist on the prevalence of metrorrhagia in adolescents. Common causes of metrorrhagia include pregnancy, use of certain contraceptives (especially Depo-Provera) and intrauterine devices, and STIs. Other causes include coagulation disorders, genital trauma, neoplasms, and infections such as tuberculosis.

Is the ICD 9 code valid for submission?

Not Valid for Submission. ICD-9 626.6 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of metrorrhagia. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

Can you have metrorrhagia when you have your period?

Metrorrhagia is specific to vaginal bleeding that happens at another time during the month other than when someone is having or would expect to have their menstrual period. Sometimes the bleeding seems to follow a pattern and may feel like you’re having “a second period” at another time during the month.