Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 256.31
Premature menopause
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Female Only Dx
  • ICD-9-CM 256.31 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 256.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Ovarian failure (loss of ovary function) before age 40
  • Ovarian failure, premature
  • Premature ovarian failure
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which the ovaries stop working and menstrual periods stop before age 40. Natural menopause usually occurs around age 50. A woman is said to be in menopause when she hasn't had a period for 12 months in a row. Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, vaginal dryness, trouble concentrating, and infertility. Premature menopause can be caused by some cancer treatments, surgery to remove the ovaries, and certain diseases or genetic conditions.
  • A disorder characterized by ovarian failure before the age of 40. Symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and a decrease in sex drive.
  • Ovarian failure before the age of 40. Symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and decreased sex drive.
  • The premature cessation of menses (menstruation) when the last menstrual period occurs in a woman under the age of 40. It is due to the depletion of ovarian follicles. Premature menopause can be caused by diseases; ovariectomy; radiation; chemicals; and chromosomal abnormalities.
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 256.31 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
  • 256.31 is only applicable to female patients.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 256.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E28.310 Symptomatic premature menopause
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E28.319 Asymptomatic premature menopause
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 256.31:
  • Menopause, menopausal (symptoms) (syndrome) 627.2
    • premature 256.31
  • Premature - see also condition
    • menopause 256.31
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