ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N49.2

Inflammatory disorders of scrotum

Diagnosis Code N49.2

ICD-10: N49.2
Short Description: Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
Long Description: Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N49.2

Valid for Submission
The code N49.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

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 N49.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 608.4 - Male gen inflam dis NEC (Approximate Flag)

  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of perineum with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of scrotum with infection
  • Abscess of scrotum
  • Blister of perineum with infection
  • 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
  • Foreign body in scrotum
  • Furuncle of perineum
  • Infection of scrotum
  • Infection of scrotum
  • Infection of scrotum
  • Infective dermatosis of male genitalia
  • Infective dermatosis of male genitalia
  • Inflammation of scrotum
  • Inflammation of scrotum
  • Superficial foreign body of scrotum without major open wound but with infection

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N49.2 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

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