N70.9: Salpingitis and oophoritis, unspecified

Your fallopian tubes or ovary are inflamed.

The ovaries are part of the female genitals. There are two ovaries, one on each side. The ovaries sit low down in the abdomen. Egg cells mature in the ovaries. The egg cells can later develop into a child. The ovaries also produce various messenger substances. The two fallopian tubes form part of the female genital organs. There is one fallopian tube on each side. The fallopian tubes sit between the ovaries and the uterus. The fallopian tubes are like tubes and they transport the egg cells from the ovaries to the uterus.

An inflammation of the fallopian tubes or ovaries is mostly caused by pathogens.

Most women have pain in the lower abdomen if the fallopian tubes or ovaries are inflamed. When the fallopian tubes or ovaries are inflamed over a long period of time, this can cause various symptoms. You may, for example, repeatedly experience abdominal pains. It is also possible that you will not become pregnant.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis

  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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