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2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 218
- There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 218 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
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- A benign smooth muscle neoplasm arising from the body of the uterus. It is characterized by the presence of spindle cells with cigar-shaped nuclei, interlacing fascicles, and a whorled pattern.
- Uterine fibroids are the most common non-cancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. Fibroids are made of muscle cells and other tissues that grow in and around the wall of the uterus, or womb. The cause of fibroids is unknown. Risk factors include being african-american or being overweight. Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include
- heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods
- feeling "full" in the lower abdomen
- urinating often
- pain during sex
- lower back pain
- reproductive problems, such as infertility, multiple miscarriages or early labor
- fibroid (bleeding) (uterine)
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