ICD-10 Code N35.9

Urethral stricture, unspecified

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: N35.9
Short Description:Urethral stricture, unspecified
Long Description:Urethral stricture, unspecified

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N35.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of urethral stricture, unspecified. 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:

  • N35.91 - Urethral stricture, unspecified, male
  • 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

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).

  • N35.911 - 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

Convert N35.9 to ICD-9

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

  • 598.9 - Urethral stricture NOS

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate 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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.