ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N36.0

Urethral fistula

Diagnosis Code N36.0

ICD-10: N36.0
Short Description: Urethral fistula
Long Description: Urethral fistula
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N36.0

Valid for Submission
The code N36.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N36.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 698
  • OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH CC 699
  • OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 700

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Synonyms
  • Acquired urethral fistula
  • Acquired urethrocutaneous fistula
  • Intestinourinary fistula
  • Multiple urethrocutaneous fistulae
  • Perineal fistula
  • Rectourinary fistula
  • Schistosomal urethral fistula
  • Urethral fistula
  • Urethral fistula to skin
  • Urethroperineal fistula
  • Urethrorectal fistula
  • Urinary fistula

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N36.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Fistulas

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.

Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include

  • Complications from surgery
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.

  • Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal fistula


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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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