ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 256.39

Ovarian failure NEC

Diagnosis Code 256.39

ICD-9: 256.39
Short Description: Ovarian failure NEC
Long Description: Other ovarian failure
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 256.39

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 256 Ovarian dysfunction

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E28.39 - Other primary ovarian failure

  • Autoimmune primary ovarian failure
  • Corpus luteum deficiency syndrome
  • Delayed ovulation
  • Female hypogonadism syndrome
  • Female infertility due to diminished ovarian reserve
  • Incipient ovarian failure
  • Induced female hypogonadism syndrome
  • Late menarche
  • Menopause ovarian failure
  • Ovarian failure
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Primary ovarian failure
  • Secondary ovarian failure

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 256.39 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Decrease, decreased
      • estrogen 256.39
        • postablative 256.2
    • Deficiency, deficient
      • ovarian 256.39
      • secretion
        • ovary 256.39
    • Delay, delayed
      • menarche 256.39
        • due to pituitary hypofunction 253.4
    • Dysfunction
      • ovary, ovarian 256.9
        • hypofunction 256.39
          • postablative 256.2
    • Failure, failed
      • ovarian (primary) 256.39
        • iatrogenic 256.2
        • postablative 256.2
        • postirradiation 256.2
        • postsurgical 256.2
    • Hypoestrinism 256.39
    • Hypoestrogenism 256.39
    • Hypofunction
      • ovary 256.39
        • postablative 256.2
    • Hypogonadism
      • female 256.39
      • ovarian (primary) 256.39
    • Hypo-ovarianism 256.39
    • Hypo-ovarism 256.39
    • Hyposecretion
      • ovary 256.39
        • postablative 256.2
    • Infertility
      • female 628.9
        • due to
          • ovarian failure 256.39 [628.0]
    • Insufficiency, insufficient
      • gonadal
        • ovary 256.39
      • ovary 256.39
        • postablative 256.2
    • Suppression
      • ovarian secretion 256.39

Information for Patients

Premature Ovarian Failure

Also called: Ovarian insufficiency, POF, Primary ovarian insufficiency

Premature ovarian failure (POF) is when a woman's ovaries stop working before she is 40.

POF is different from premature menopause. With premature menopause, your periods stop before age 40. You can no longer get pregnant. The cause can be natural or it can be a disease, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. With POF, some women still have occasional periods. They may even get pregnant. In most cases of POF, the cause is unknown.

Missed periods are usually the first sign of POF. Later symptoms may be similar to those of natural menopause:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Poor concentration
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Pain during sex
  • Vaginal dryness

Doctors diagnose POF by doing a physical exam and lab and imaging tests.

Most women with POF cannot get pregnant naturally. Fertility treatments help a few women; others use donor eggs to have children. There is no treatment that will restore normal ovarian function. However, many health care providers suggest taking hormones until age 50.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • FSH
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test
  • Ovarian hypofunction

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