ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N36

Other disorders of urethra

Diagnosis Code N36

ICD-10: N36
Short Description: Other disorders of urethra
Long Description: Other disorders of urethra
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N36

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Other diseases of the urinary system (N30-N39)
      • Other disorders of urethra (N36)

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


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