ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N35.9

Urethral stricture, unspecified

Diagnosis Code N35.9

ICD-10: N35.9
Short Description: Urethral stricture, unspecified
Long Description: Urethral stricture, unspecified
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N35.9

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The code N35.9 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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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).

This code was deleted in the 2019 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • N35.911 - Unspecified urethral stricture, male, meatal
  • N35.912 - Unspecified bulbous urethral stricture, male
  • N35.913 - Unspecified membranous urethral stricture, male
  • N35.914 - Unspecified anterior urethral stricture, male
  • N35.916 - Unspecified urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
  • N35.919 - Unspecified urethral stricture, male, unspecified site
  • N35.92 - Unspecified 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

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 598.9 - Urethral stricture NOS

Synonyms
  • Constriction of urethral meatus
  • Pinhole meatus
  • Stenosis of anterior urethra
  • Stenosis of urinary meatus
  • Submeatal urethral stricture
  • Urethral spasm
  • Urethral stenosis
  • Urethral stricture

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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