2021 ICD-10-CM Code N35.116

Postinfective urethral stricture, not elsewhere classified, male, overlapping sites

Version 2021
Billable Code
Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

N35.116 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of postinfective urethral stricture, not elsewhere classified, male, overlapping sites. The code N35.116 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code N35.116 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

ICD-10:N35.116
Short Description:Postinfective urethral stricture, NEC, male, ovrlp sites
Long Description:Postinfective urethral stricture, not elsewhere classified, male, overlapping sites

Code Classification

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 N35.116 are found in the index:

Code Edits

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:

Replacement Code

N35116 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

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 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.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019