ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 597.89

Urethritis NEC

Diagnosis Code 597.89

ICD-9: 597.89
Short Description: Urethritis NEC
Long Description: Other urethritis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 597.89

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Other diseases of urinary system (590-599)
      • 597 Urethritis, not sexually transmitted, and urethral syndrome

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • A sore at urethral meatus
  • Bacterial urethritis
  • Cowperitis
  • Follicular urethritis
  • Male accessory gland infection
  • Skene's gland adenitis
  • Ulcer of urethral meatus
  • Urethral meatitis
  • Urethral ulcer
  • Verumontanitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 597.89 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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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