Diagnosis Code R36.0
Information for Medical Professionals
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R36.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 695 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
- 696 - KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 788.7 - Urethral discharge (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Information for Patients
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
- Meatal stenosis
- Self catheterization - female
- Self catheterization - male
- Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
- Urethral discharge culture
- Urethral stricture
- Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)