Billable Medical Code for Excessive or Frequent Menstruation
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 626.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 626.2.
The Short Description Is: Excessive menstruation.
Menorrhagia is also known as excessive and frequent menstruation, hyperpolymenorrhea, menometrorrhagia, menometrorrhagia (menstruation disorder), menorrhagia, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual period), polymenorrhea, and polymenorrhea (abnormally frequent menstruation). This excludes premenopausal (627.0) and that in puberty (626.3). This applies to heavy periods, menometrorrhagia, and polymenorrhea.
Menorrhagia Definition and Symptoms
Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy or long menstrual periods. Some of the common causes of menorrhagia are hormone imbalances, dysfunctional ovaries, uterine fibroids, polyps, and pregnancy complications. Symptoms include needing to change sanitary protection during the night, passing large blood clots, bleeding for over a week, soaking through one or more tampons or sanitary napkins every hour, and symptoms of anemia.