ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 189.3

Malign neopl urethra

Diagnosis Code 189.3

ICD-9: 189.3
Short Description: Malign neopl urethra
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of urethra
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 189.3

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of genitourinary organs (179-189)
      • 189 Malignant neoplasm of kidney and other and unspecified urinary organs

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C68.0 - Malignant neoplasm of urethra

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 189.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • bulbourethral gland����������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
      • Cowper's gland����������������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
      • prostate (gland)���������������������������������� 185������ 198.82��� 233.4����� 222.2����� 236.5����� 239.5
        • utricle������������������������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
      • urethra, urethral (gland)������������������������ 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
        • orifice, internal������������������������������ 188.5��� 198.1����� 233.7����� 223.3����� 236.7����� 239.4
      • utricle, prostatic���������������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5

Information for Patients


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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 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 urethritis - male
  • Epispadias
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Meatal stenosis
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
  • Urethral discharge culture
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urethritis
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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