ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N44.0

Torsion of testis

Diagnosis Code N44.0

ICD-10: N44.0
Short Description: Torsion of testis
Long Description: Torsion of testis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N44.0

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Noninflammatory disorders of testis (N44)

Information for Patients


Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.

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