Valid for Submission
A54.23 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gonococcal infection of other male genital organs. The code A54.23 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A54.23 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute epididymitis, acute gonococcal epididymo-orchitis, acute gonococcal seminal vesiculitis, acute orchitis, chronic epididymitis , chronic gonococcal epididymo-orchitis, etc.
The code A54.23 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A54.23:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Gonococcal epididymitis
- Gonococcal orchitis
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A54.23 are found in the index:
- - Balanitis (circinata) (erosiva) (gangrenosa) (phagedenic) (vulgaris) - N48.1
- - gonococcal (acute) (chronic) - A54.23
- - Epididymitis (acute) (nonvenereal) (recurrent) (residual) - N45.1
- - Gonorrhea (acute) (chronic) - A54.9
- - Orchitis (gangrenous) (nonspecific) (septic) (suppurative) - N45.2
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute epididymitis
- Acute gonococcal epididymo-orchitis
- Acute gonococcal seminal vesiculitis
- Acute orchitis
- Chronic epididymitis
- Chronic gonococcal epididymo-orchitis
- Chronic gonococcal seminal vesiculitis
- Chronic orchitis
- Gonococcal epididymitis
- Gonococcal epididymo-orchitis
- Gonococcal seminal vesiculitis
- Infection of testis and epididymis
- Infective epididymo-orchitis
- Seminal vesiculitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert A54.23 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A54.23 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: The clap
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It is most common in young adults. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can infect the genital tract, mouth, or anus. You can get gonorrhea during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman can pass it to her baby during childbirth.
Gonorrhea does not always cause symptoms. In men, gonorrhea can cause pain when urinating and discharge from the penis. If untreated, it can cause problems with the prostate and testicles.
In women, the early symptoms of gonorrhea often are mild. Later, it can cause bleeding between periods, pain when urinating, and increased discharge from the vagina. If untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes problems with pregnancy and infertility.
Your health care provider will diagnose gonorrhea with lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because drug-resistant strains are increasing. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading gonorrhea. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Also called: Penile disorders
Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include
- Erectile dysfunction - inability to get or keep an erection
- Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away
- Peyronie's disease - bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump called a plaque
- Balanitis - inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in men and boys who have not been circumcised
- Penile cancer - a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early
- Balanitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cancer - penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Curvature of the penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Epididymitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Epispadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Erythroplasia of Queyrat (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypospadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypospadias repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypospadias repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Paraphimosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Penis pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
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 lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Testicle pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
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