ICD-10-CM Code N77

Vulvovaginal ulceration and inflammation in diseases classified elsewhere

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

N77 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of vulvovaginal ulceration and inflammation in diseases classified elsewhere. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:N77
Short Description:Vulvovaginal ulceration and inflam in diseases classd elswhr
Long Description:Vulvovaginal ulceration and inflammation in diseases classified elsewhere

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • N77.0 - Ulceration of vulva in diseases classified elsewhere
  • N77.1 - Vaginitis, vulvitis and vulvovaginitis in diseases classified elsewhere

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs (N70-N77)
      • Vulvovaginal ulceration and inflam in diseases classd elswhr (N77)

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


Vaginal Diseases

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

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Discharge

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

  • Vaginitis or vulvovaginitis, swelling or infection of the vulva and vagina
  • Skin problems due to allergy
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vulvodynia, or vulvar pain

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


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