ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N34

Urethritis and urethral syndrome

Diagnosis Code N34

ICD-10: N34
Short Description: Urethritis and urethral syndrome
Long Description: Urethritis and urethral syndrome
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N34

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Other diseases of the urinary system (N30-N39)
      • Urethritis and urethral syndrome (N34)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Urethral Disorders

The urethra is the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body. In men, it's a long tube that runs through the penis. It also carries semen in men. In women, it's short and is just above the vagina. Urethral problems may happen due to aging, illness, or injury. They include

  • Urethral cancer - a rare cancer that happens more often in men
  • Urethral stricture - a narrowing of the opening of the urethra
  • Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, sometimes caused by infection

Urethral problems may cause pain or difficulty passing urine. You may also have bleeding or discharge from the urethra.

Doctors diagnose urethral problems using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays and an examination of the urethra with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

  • Chlamydial infections - male
  • Epispadias
  • Meatal stenosis
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
  • Urethral discharge culture
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urethritis
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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