ICD-10-CM Code N49.2

Inflammatory disorders of scrotum

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Valid for Submission

N49.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of inflammatory disorders of scrotum. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N49.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abrasion and/or friction burn of perineum with infection, abrasion and/or friction burn of scrotum with infection, abscess of scrotum, blister of scrotum with infection, boil of scrotum, carbuncle of perineum, etc

The code N49.2 is applicable to male patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-male patient.

Short Description:Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
Long Description:Inflammatory disorders of scrotum

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 N49.2 are found in the index:

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:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to MALES only .


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

  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of perineum with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of scrotum with infection
  • Abscess of scrotum
  • Blister of scrotum with infection
  • Boil of scrotum
  • Carbuncle of perineum
  • Carbuncle of scrotum
  • Cellulitis of scrotum
  • Crohn's disease of scrotum
  • Crohn's disease of skin
  • Dermatitis of male genitalia
  • Dermatitis of male genitalia
  • Foreign body in scrotum
  • Furuncle of perineum
  • Infection of scrotum
  • Infection of scrotum
  • Infection of scrotum
  • Inflammation of scrotum
  • Inflammation of scrotum
  • Superficial foreign body of scrotum without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of scrotum with infection

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N49.2 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are 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).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert N49.2 to ICD-9

  • 608.4 - Male gen inflam dis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Inflammatory disorders of male genital organs, NEC (N49)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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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