2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N36.8

Other specified disorders of urethra

Short Description:
Other specified disorders of urethra
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Other diseases of the urinary system
      • Other disorders of urethra

N36.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified disorders of urethra. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bleeding from male urethra
  • Bleeding from urethra
  • Cyst of male periurethral tissue
  • Cyst of Skene's duct
  • Cyst of vulva
  • Cystic dilatation of duct of bulbourethral gland
  • Cystic dilatation of paraurethral gland
  • Degenerative disorder of urethra
  • Dilatation of urethra
  • Extravasation of urine
  • Extravasation of urine from urethra
  • Finding of appearance of urethra
  • Frozen urethra syndrome
  • Hematoma of urethra
  • Hemorrhage of urethra
  • Incompetent urethral closure mechanism
  • Malakoplakia
  • Malakoplakia of urethra
  • Mass of urethra
  • Nontraumatic rupture of urethra
  • Obstruction of urethra
  • Pain in urethra
  • Paraurethral urinoma
  • Poor urethral support
  • Prolapse of urethra
  • Prolapse of urethral mucosa
  • Rupture of posterior urethra
  • Rupture of urethra
  • Short urethra
  • Suburethral cyst
  • Urethral atrophy
  • Urethral closure mechanism - finding
  • Urethral cyst
  • Urethral function - finding
  • Urethral function - finding
  • Urethral granuloma
  • Urethral instability
  • Urethral meatal pain
  • Urethral overactivity
  • Urethral parameatal cyst
  • Urethral sphincter function - finding
  • Urethral ulcer
  • Urethral underactivity

Clinical Information

  • Malakoplakia-. an inflammatory reaction characterized by the presence of papules or nodules usually in the genitourinary tract. it is usually a reaction to an infection. morphologically, it consists of foamy histiocytes and characteristic basophilic inclusion bodies called michaelis-gutmann bodies.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

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.
  • congenital urethrocele Q64.7
  • female urethrocele N81.0

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
N36.8599.5 - Prolapse urethral mucosa
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
N36.8599.84 - Oth spcf dsdr urethra
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

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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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.