ICD-10-CM Code N35.814

Other anterior urethral stricture, male

Version 2020 Billable Code Revised Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

N35.814 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other anterior urethral stricture, male. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The code N35.814 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

ICD-10:N35.814
Short Description:Other anterior urethral stricture, male
Long Description:Other anterior urethral stricture, male

Revised 2020 ICD-10 Code

N35.814 was revised for the FY 2020, effective October 1, 2019.

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 N35.814 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:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to MALES only .

Replacement Code

N35814 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • N35.8 - Other urethral stricture

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2019 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - Code Updated, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
    • New Description: Other anterior urethral stricture, male
    • Previous Description: Other anterior urethral stricture, male, anterior

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.


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