ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N34.0

Urethral abscess

Diagnosis Code N34.0

ICD-10: N34.0
Short Description: Urethral abscess
Long Description: Urethral abscess
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N34.0

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N34.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Abscess gonococcal
  • Abscess of Cowper's gland
  • Abscess of Littré's glands
  • Abscess of penis
  • Abscess of urethral gland
  • Abscess of urethral gland caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Gonococcal Littré gland abscess
  • Gonococcal paraurethral gland abscess
  • Gonococcal urethral abscess
  • Infection of lower genitourinary tract co-occurrent with abscess of periurethral gland caused by Gonococcus
  • Periurethral abscess
  • Periurethral cellulitis
  • Schistosomal periurethral abscess
  • Urethral abscess
  • Urethral and periurethral abscess

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N34.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

  • Abscess
  • Abscess scan - radioactive
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Bartholin cyst or abscess
  • Brain abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Skin abscess
  • Subareolar abscess
  • Tooth abscess

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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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