N80.3: Endometriosis of pelvic peritoneum
You have endometriosis.
With endometriosis, tissue resembling the mucous membrane of the uterus grows outside of 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.
In the skin around your lower abdominal organs you have tissue resembling the mucous membrane of the uterus. The abdominal organs are located in the abdominal cavity. The inside of the abdominal cavity is covered by a thin membrane. This thin membrane also surrounds all the organs in the abdomen. The organs can move against each other thanks to this thin membrane.
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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