N76.3 - Subacute and chronic vulvitis

Version 2022
ICD-10:N76.3
Short Description:Subacute and chronic vulvitis
Long Description:Subacute and chronic vulvitis
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2022
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs (N70-N77)
      • Other inflammation of vagina and vulva (N76)

N76.3 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of subacute and chronic vulvitis. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

This code might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic disease of lymphatic vessels, chronic hypertrophic vulvitis, chronic vulvitis, recurrent vulvitis or subacute vulvitis.

This code is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

The code is commonly used in ob/gyn medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as inflammation of vagina and vulva.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases 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:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code N76.3 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


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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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)