ICD-10 Code N46.9

Male infertility, unspecified

Version 2019 Billable Code Adult Diagnoses Diagnoses For Males Only
ICD-10: N46.9
Short Description:Male infertility, unspecified
Long Description:Male infertility, unspecified

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N46.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of male infertility, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code 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 Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code N46.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.


Convert N46.9 to ICD-9

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

  • 606.9 - Male infertility NOS


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Abnormal reproductive state
  • Acquired impaired spermatogenesis
  • Acquired male infertility
  • Androgen resistance - infertile male
  • Androgen resistance syndrome
  • Fertility problem
  • Infertile
  • Infertile
  • Infertile
  • Infertile
  • Infertility due to drug therapy
  • Infertility due to germinal cell desquamation
  • Infertility due to infection
  • Infertility due to radiation
  • Infertility due to systemic disease
  • Infertility due to testicular hypoplasia
  • Male infertility
  • Male infertility due to cystic fibrosis
  • Male infertility of chromosomal origin
  • Male infertility of chromosomal origin
  • Male infertility of developmental origin
  • Male infertility of developmental origin
  • Male infertility of genetic origin
  • Male sterility
  • Natural sterility
  • Postoperative sterility
  • Post-traumatic sterility
  • Primary infertility
  • Primary male infertility
  • Recessive sensorineural hearing loss
  • Secondary infertility
  • Secondary male infertility
  • Semen examination: infertile
  • Semen fertility - finding
  • Sensorineural deafness and male infertility
  • Sterility
  • Sterility
  • Sterility
  • Sterility
  • Subfertility
  • Unexplained infertility

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code N46.9 are found in the index:

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
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.