ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N45

Orchitis and epididymitis

Diagnosis Code N45

ICD-10: N45
Short Description: Orchitis and epididymitis
Long Description: Orchitis and epididymitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N45

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Orchitis and epididymitis (N45)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N45 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    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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    • Testicle pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
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