ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N45.4

Abscess of epididymis or testis

Diagnosis Code N45.4

ICD-10: N45.4
Short Description: Abscess of epididymis or testis
Long Description: Abscess of epididymis or testis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N45.4

Valid for Submission
The code N45.4 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.


Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N45.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Abscess of epididymis
  • Abscess of testis
  • Abscess of testis
  • Epididymitis with abscess
  • Epididymo-orchitis with abscess
  • Orchitis with abscess

Information for Patients


Abscess

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.

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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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