ICD-10 Code N35.8

Other urethral stricture

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: N35.8
Short Description:Other urethral stricture
Long Description:Other urethral stricture

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N35.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other urethral stricture. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • N35.81 - Other urethral stricture, male
  • N35.811 - Other urethral stricture, male, meatal
  • N35.812 - Other urethral bulbous stricture, male
  • N35.813 - Other membranous urethral stricture, male
  • N35.814 - Other anterior urethral stricture, male, anterior
  • N35.816 - Other urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
  • N35.819 - Other urethral stricture, male, unspecified site
  • N35.82 - Other urethral stricture, female

Deleted Code

This code was deleted in the 2019 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2018. This code was replaced for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019).

  • N35.811 - Other urethral stricture, male, meatal
  • N35.812 - Other urethral bulbous stricture, male
  • N35.813 - Other membranous urethral stricture, male
  • N35.814 - Other anterior urethral stricture, male, anterior
  • N35.816 - Other urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
  • N35.819 - Other urethral stricture, male, unspecified site
  • N35.82 - Other urethral stricture, female

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Other diseases of the urinary system (N30-N39)
      • Urethral stricture (N35)

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert N35.8 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 598.8 - Urethral stricture NEC

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Idiopathic urethral stricture
  • Stenosis of urinary meatus

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 for the code N35.8 are found in the tabular index:

  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • postprocedural urethral stricture (N99.1-)

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

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

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