This article will outline the causes, symptoms, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Chlamydia.
ICD 10 Code For Chlamydia Causes
Chlamydia ICD 10 trachomatis, a bacterium, can be spread through vaginal, oral and anal sex. It is also possible that pregnant women pass it on to their children after childbirth, which can cause pneumonia and severe eye infections in newborns.
Both men and women can become infected with Chlamydia ICD 10 in the rectum. This can happen after receptive anal sex or spread to an infected site such as the vagina. If the infection causes symptoms, it can cause rectal pain, discharge and bleeding.
ICD 10 Code For Chlamydia Symptoms
Most people with Chlamydia ICD 10 have no symptoms. If a patient has symptoms, they may not appear until several weeks after sexual contact with an infected partner.
Chlamydia can cause symptoms if they damage the reproductive system. Symptoms in men include discharge from the penis, burning during urination, pain and swelling of one or both testicles. In women, symptoms can be noticed early, with symptoms such as abnormal vaginal discharge and burning sensations when urinating.
When a patient is examined by a physician, they may notice symptoms in a partner who has an STD. STD symptoms can include unusual sores, a smelly discharge, burning during urination and bleeding during periods.
ICD 10 Code For Chlamydia Diagnosis
To diagnose Chlamydia ICD 10, the patient does not need a physical examination by a nurse or doctor. The examination for chlamydia can be carried out with a urine test or a swab.
There are free and confidential chlamydia tests in sexual health clinics, genital medicine clinics (GUM) and GP surgeries. Tests can also be performed at places such as pharmacies, contraceptive clinics and colleges. People over 25 can also get tested under the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP).
ICD 10 Code For Chlamydia Treatment
The doctor treats Chlamydia ICD 10 with antibiotics. The doctor also recommends treating the partner (s) to prevent reinfection and further spread of the infection. If the patient has the infection, a doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics such as azithromycin, zithromax or doxycycline.
ICD 10 Code For Chlamydia
ICD 10 CM A74.9 Chlamydial infection unspecified
ICD 10 CM A56.2 Chlamydial infection of genitourinary tract unspecified