ICD-10-CM Code N89.5

Stricture and atresia of vagina

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

N89.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of stricture and atresia of vagina. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N89.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired stenosis of vagina affecting pregnancy, acquired stricture of vagina, finding related to ability to have sexual intercourse, gynatresia of vagina, occlusion of vagina, stenosis of vagina, etc

The code N89.5 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

Short Description:Stricture and atresia of vagina
Long Description:Stricture and atresia of vagina

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 N89.5:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Vaginal adhesions
  • Vaginal stenosis

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.
  • congenital atresia or stricture Q52.4
  • postprocedural adhesions of vagina N99.2

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 N89.5 are found in the 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:

  • Diagnoses for females only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .


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

  • Acquired stenosis of vagina affecting pregnancy
  • Acquired stricture of vagina
  • Finding related to ability to have sexual intercourse
  • Gynatresia of vagina
  • Occlusion of vagina
  • Stenosis of vagina
  • Stenosis of vagina
  • Stenosis of vagina - baby delivered
  • Stenosis of vagina - baby delivered with postpartum complication
  • Stenosis of vagina affecting obstetric care
  • Stenosis of vagina complicating antenatal care - baby not yet delivered
  • Stenosis of vagina complicating postpartum care - baby delivered during previous episode of care
  • Stenosis of vagina in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Stricture of vagina
  • Stricture of vagina
  • Stricture of vagina affecting pregnancy
  • Stricture or atresia of the vagina
  • Unable to have vaginal sexual intercourse co-occurrent and due to blockage of vagina
  • Vaginal adhesions

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N89.5 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.


Convert N89.5 to ICD-9

  • 623.2 - Stricture of vagina (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract (N80-N98)
      • Other noninflammatory disorders of vagina (N89)

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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