N80.0: Endometriosis of uterus
You have endometriosis.
With endometriosis, tissue resembling the mucous membrane of the uterus grows in the wrong place, outside or inside the uterus. Exactly why endometriosis occurs is not understood.
The uterus lies in the female pelvis and it has a lining of mucous membrane.During the normal monthly cycle, the membrane in the uterus gradually thickens. It is then expelled when you have your period. This process is controlled by various sex hormones. Endometrial tissue is normally only found in the uterus.
The endometriosis tissue does not perform the usual tasks of the mucous membrane in the uterus. Various symptoms may arise as a result. For example, you may experience sharp pains during your periods. Periods may be more severe than usual, as well. You may experience pain during sex, or recurring abdominal pain. It may also be more difficult to conceive. It is also possible that you will have no symptoms at all.
Inside your uterus you have tissue resembling the mucous membrane of the uterus in the wrong places.
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
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