Flowers, jewelry, heart-shaped cookies — all of these things are associated with Valentine’s Day. But they also could land you in the hospital.
After several delays, the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) went into effect in October 2015 and essential hospitals are ready to use the codes this weekend to diagnose your Valentine’s Day woes.
Getting ready for your date often can be the most stressful part of the weekend. Heart fluttering, palms sweating? Unspecified abnormalities of heart beat, R00.9, and apocrine sweat disorder, L75.9. Preparing dinner or sweets for your sweetheart? Y93.G3, cooking and baking.
If you picked up some flowers or jewelry for your love, watch out for these potential problems:
- W60.XXXA, contact with nonvenomous plant thorns
- W49.04XA, ring or other jewelry causing external constriction
Once you’re out the door, even well-planned dates can go horribly wrong. A few codes hospitals might apply this weekend for patients whose dates took an unexpected turn:
- T61.8X1A, toxic effect of other seafood
- Y92.511, restaurant or cafe as the place of occurrence
- Y92.26, movie house or cinema as the place of occurrence
- Y93.41, dancing
- R37, sexual dysfunction
Love life not going so well? Essential hospitals also are ready with codes for those who experience heartbreak this Valentine’s Day:
- I51.81, Takotsubo syndrome (aka broken heart syndrome)
- R45.83, excessive crying
- Z63.0, problems in relationship with spouse or partner
Even those lucky few who find their soulmate and choose Valentine’s Day to pop the big question might need some help from essential hospitals once the excitement fades: Z63.1, problems in relationship with in-laws.