ICD-10-CM Code N64.52

Nipple discharge

Version 2020 Billable Code OB/GYN

Valid for Submission

N64.52 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of nipple discharge. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N64.52 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral discharge from nipples, bloody nipple discharge, clear nipple discharge, discharge from left nipple, discharge from nipple, discharge from right nipple, etc

The code is commonly used in ob/gyn medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as lump in breast and other disorders of the breast.

ICD-10:N64.52
Short Description:Nipple discharge
Long Description:Nipple discharge

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code N64.52:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • abnormal findings in nipple discharge R89

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 N64.52 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Bilateral discharge from nipples
  • Bloody nipple discharge
  • Clear nipple discharge
  • Discharge from left nipple
  • Discharge from nipple
  • Discharge from right nipple
  • Discharge from the breast
  • Green nipple discharge
  • Milky nipple discharge
  • Nipple discharge present
  • Nipple discharge symptom
  • O/E - nipple discharge
  • O/E - nipple discharge - clear
  • O/E - nipple discharge - milky
  • O/E - nipple discharge - pus
  • O/E-nipple discharge-blood-red
  • Purulent nipple discharge
  • Serosanguineous nipple discharge
  • Serous nipple discharge

Clinical Information

  • NIPPLE DISCHARGE-. fluid that seeps out of one or both nipples of the breast.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N64.52 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 597 - MALIGNANT BREAST DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 598 - MALIGNANT BREAST DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 599 - MALIGNANT BREAST DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 600 - NON-MALIGNANT BREAST DISORDERS WITH CC/MCC
  • 601 - NON-MALIGNANT BREAST DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert N64.52 to ICD-9

  • 611.79 - Symptoms in breast NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Disorders of breast (N60-N65)
      • Other disorders of breast (N64)

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


Breast Diseases

Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are not breast milk).

If you have a breast lump, pain, discharge or skin irritation, see your health care provider. Minor and serious breast problems have similar symptoms. Although many women fear cancer, most breast problems are not cancer.

Some common breast changes are

  • Fibrocystic breast changes - lumpiness, thickening and swelling, often just before a woman's period
  • Cysts - fluid-filled lumps
  • Fibroadenomas - solid, round, rubbery lumps that move easily when pushed, occurring most in younger women
  • Intraductal papillomas - growths similar to warts near the nipple
  • Blocked milk ducts
  • Milk production when a woman is not breastfeeding

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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