N86: Erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri

There have been changes to the mucous membrane at the mouth of your womb.

The uterus or womb sits in the pelvis and is pear-shaped. The narrower part extends downward into the vagina and is called the cervix. When a woman is pregnant, the child grows in her uterus.

There is a canal in the cervix that connects the vagina to the inside of the uterus. The orifice at the end of this canal is called the mouth of the womb (ostium uteri). The mouth of the womb is visible during an internal examination of the vagina. The mucosal lining in the cervical canal is different from the mucosal lining at the mouth of the womb. The mucosal lining is the uppermost, moist membrane in the cervix.

The mucosal lining at the mouth of your womb looks different from normal. It is possible that the uppermost layer of the mucosal lining is damaged. The mucosal lining of the cervical canal may also visible on the mouth of your womb.

Changes like these can happen as a result of injuries, pathogens or after childbirth, for example.

The changes often do not produce any symptoms. But you may experience increased vaginal discharge, for example.

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 additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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