2021 ICD-10-CM Code N35.8

Other urethral stricture

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N35.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis 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 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:N35.8
Short Description:Other urethral stricture
Long Description:Other urethral stricture

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other urethral stricture

Header codes like N35.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other urethral stricture:

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

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 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, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


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

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 N35.8:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Clinical Information

Convert N35.8 to ICD-9 Code

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
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)