Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Threatened Abortion


Related Terms

  • Threatened Miscarriage
  • Uterine Bleeding in Pregnancy

Specialists

  • Gynecologist
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Comorbid Conditions

  • Immune system disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that might influence duration of disability include the presence of underlying conditions, individual’s response to treatment, and presence of complications.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
640.00 - Hemorrhage in Early Pregnancy, Threatened Abortion, Unspecified as to Episode of Care or not Applicable
640.01 - Hemorrhage in Early Pregnancy, Threatened Abortion, Delivered, with or without Mention of Antepartum Condition
640.03 - Hemorrhage in Early Pregnancy, Threatened Abortion, Antepartum Condition or Complication

Prognosis

If there is no dilation of the cervix, the symptoms may subside and the pregnancy may go to term. If the fetus is still alive and its attachment to the uterus has not been interrupted despite uterine bleeding and cramping, the pregnancy may continue.

Threatened abortion may progress to profuse or prolonged vaginal bleeding, and the cervix may become thinned (effaced) or open (dilated), resulting in a spontaneous abortion. A complete abortion occurs when the entire contents of the uterus are delivered. An incomplete abortion occurs when the uterus is not entirely emptied of its contents. A missed abortion occurs when the fetus dies but is not immediately expelled. Any of these conditions may result in acute stress disorder (ASD) as a consequence of exposure to a traumatic event that arouses intense negative emotions in the person involved; anxiety and depression may continue up to 1 year following a spontaneous abortion (Griebel). However, most women who experience a spontaneous abortion are able to carry a fetus to term on subsequent pregnancies. Less than 1% of women have repeated (3 or more) miscarriages (Stenchever 429).

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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