ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N45.1

Epididymitis

Diagnosis Code N45.1

ICD-10: N45.1
Short Description: Epididymitis
Long Description: Epididymitis
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N45.1

Valid for Submission
The code N45.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Orchitis and epididymitis (N45)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N45.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 604.90 - Orchitis/epididymit NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 604.99 - Orchitis/epididymit NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Acute epididymitis
  • Chronic epididymitis
  • Epididymitis
  • Epididymitis associated with another disorder
  • Epididymitis without abscess
  • Infective epididymitis
  • Sperm granuloma
  • Sperm granuloma of epididymis

Information for Patients


Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.

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  • Testicle lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Testicle pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • 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.

Present on Admission
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