2021 ICD-10-CM Code N76

Other inflammation of vagina and vulva

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N76 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other inflammation of vagina and vulva. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:N76
Short Description:Other inflammation of vagina and vulva
Long Description:Other inflammation of vagina and vulva

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other inflammation of vagina and vulva

Header codes like N76 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other inflammation of vagina and vulva:

  • N76.0 - Acute vaginitis
  • N76.1 - Subacute and chronic vaginitis
  • N76.2 - Acute vulvitis
  • N76.3 - Subacute and chronic vulvitis
  • N76.4 - Abscess of vulva
  • N76.5 - Ulceration of vagina
  • N76.6 - Ulceration of vulva
  • N76.8 - Other specified inflammation of vagina and vulva
  • N76.81 - Mucositis (ulcerative) of vagina and vulva
  • N76.89 - Other specified inflammation of vagina and vulva

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 N76:


Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Vaginal Diseases

Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as

One common problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. Other problems that affect the vagina include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.


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Vulvar Disorders

The vulva is the external part of a woman's genitals. Some problems you can have with the vulvar area include

Symptoms may include redness, itching, pain, or cracks in the skin. Treatment depends on the cause.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)