ICD-10 Code N48

Other disorders of penis

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10:N48
Short Description:Other disorders of penis
Long Description:Other disorders of penis

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N48 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other disorders of penis. 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:

  • N48.0 - Leukoplakia of penis
  • N48.1 - Balanitis
  • N48.2 - Other inflammatory disorders of penis
  • N48.21 - Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
  • N48.22 - Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis
  • N48.29 - Other inflammatory disorders of penis
  • N48.3 - Priapism
  • N48.30 - Priapism, unspecified
  • N48.31 - Priapism due to trauma
  • N48.32 - Priapism due to disease classified elsewhere
  • N48.33 - Priapism, drug-induced
  • N48.39 - Other priapism
  • N48.5 - Ulcer of penis
  • N48.6 - Induration penis plastica
  • N48.8 - Other specified disorders of penis
  • N48.81 - Thrombosis of superficial vein of penis
  • N48.82 - Acquired torsion of penis
  • N48.83 - Acquired buried penis
  • N48.89 - Other specified disorders of penis
  • N48.9 - Disorder of penis, unspecified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Other disorders of penis (N48)

Information for Patients


Penis Disorders

Also called: Penile disorders

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include

  • Erectile dysfunction - inability to get or keep an erection
  • Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away
  • Peyronie's disease - bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump called a plaque
  • Balanitis - inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in men and boys who have not been circumcised
  • Penile cancer - a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early
  • Balanitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cancer - penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Curvature of the penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epididymitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epispadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythroplasia of Queyrat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Paraphimosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Penis pain (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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