ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N46.8

Other male infertility

Diagnosis Code N46.8

ICD-10: N46.8
Short Description: Other male infertility
Long Description: Other male infertility
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N46.8

Valid for Submission
The code N46.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Male infertility (N46)

Version 2019 Billable Code Adult Diagnoses Diagnoses For Males Only

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Adult diagnoses - Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).
Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N46.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 606.8 - Male infertility NEC (Approximate Flag)

  • Abnormal spermatogenesis
  • Acquired male infertility
  • Acquired male infertility
  • Acquired male infertility of endocrine origin
  • BIDS brittle hair-impaired intellect-decreased fertility-short stature syndrome
  • Congenital impairment of sperm motility
  • Congenital male infertility
  • Congenitally impaired spermatogenesis
  • Dysspermatogenic sterility
  • Genetic defect of hair shaft
  • Globozoospermia
  • Infertility associated with antisperm antibodies
  • Infertility associated with antisperm antibodies
  • Infertility associated with multi-tailed spermatozoa and excessive DNA
  • Infertility due to extratesticular cause
  • Male infertility due to antisperm antibody
  • Male sterility
  • Male sterility
  • Normospermatogenic sterility
  • Sperm morphology - finding
  • Sterility
  • Sterility
  • Trichothiodystrophy

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N46.8 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Male Infertility

Infertility is a term doctors use if a man hasn't been able to get a woman pregnant after at least one year of trying. Causes of male infertility include

  • Physical problems with the testicles
  • Blockages in the ducts that carry sperm
  • Hormone problems
  • A history of high fevers or mumps
  • Genetic disorders
  • Lifestyle or environmental factors

About a third of the time, infertility is because of a problem with the man. One third of the time, it is a problem with the woman. Sometimes no cause can be found.

If you suspect you are infertile, see your doctor. There are tests that may tell if you have fertility problems. When it is possible to find the cause, treatments may include medicines, surgery, or assisted reproductive technology. Happily, many couples treated for infertility are able to have babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Semen analysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Testicular biopsy (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.
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  • 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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