ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N39.498

Other specified urinary incontinence

Diagnosis Code N39.498

ICD-10: N39.498
Short Description: Other specified urinary incontinence
Long Description: Other specified urinary incontinence
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N39.498

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The code N39.498 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • N39.491 - Coital incontinence
  • N39.492 - Postural (urinary) incontinence

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Other diseases of the urinary system (N30-N39)
      • Other disorders of urinary system (N39)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N39.498 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Double incontinence
  • Incontinence due to detrusor instability
  • Intermittent urinary incontinence
  • Neurogenic incontinence
  • Reflex incontinence of urine
  • Total urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence due to urethral sphincter incompetence

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code N39.498 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. Women experience UI twice as often as men.

Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. If the muscles that keep your bladder closed are weak, you may have accidents when you sneeze, laugh or lift a heavy object. This is stress incontinence. If bladder muscles become too active, you may feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom when you have little urine in your bladder. This is urge incontinence or overactive bladder. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.

Treatment depends on the type of problem you have and what best fits your lifestyle. It may include simple exercises, medicines, special devices or procedures prescribed by your doctor, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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  • Indwelling catheter care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Inflatable artificial sphincter (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kegel exercises - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Self catheterization - female (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Self catheterization - male (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stress incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Suprapubic catheter care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urge incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urinary catheters (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Urinary incontinence surgery - female - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urine drainage bags (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • When you have urinary incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)

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