Billable Medical Code for Vaginitis and Vulvovaginitis, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 616.10
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 616.10.
The Short Description Is: Vaginitis NOS.
Bacterial vaginosis is also known as acute vaginitis, acute vulvitis, bacterial vaginosis, chronic vaginitis, chronic vulvitis, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, erosive vulvitis, gardnerella infection, gardnerella vaginalis, gardnerella vaginitis, subacute vaginitis, subacute vaginitis (inflammation of vagina), vaginal cuff cellulitis, VAGINAL CUFF CELLULITIS (disorder), vaginitis, vulvitis, vulvitis (inflammation of vulva), vulvitis chronic, vulvovaginitis, and vulvovaginitis (inflammation of vulva and vagina).
Bacterial Vaginosis Definition and Symptoms
Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation that causes overgrowth of on or several types of bacteria naturally present in the vagina. Symptoms may include vaginal discharge that is grayish white, foul smelling odor, vaginal itching, and burning during urination. However it is very common for women to have no symptoms at all.