Diagnosis Code 131.8
Information for Medical Professionals
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.
- A59.8 - Trichomoniasis of other sites
- Trichomonal balanitis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 131.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
- Infestation 134.9
Information for Patients
Also called: Trich
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite. You get it through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. Many people do not have any symptoms. If you do get symptoms, they usually happen within 5 to 28 days after being infected.
Symptoms in women include
- Yellow-green or gray discharge from the vagina
- Discomfort during sex
- Vaginal odor
- Painful urination
- Itching in or near the vagina
Most men do not have symptoms. If they do, they may have a whitish discharge from the penis and painful or difficult urination and ejaculation.
Lab tests can tell if you have the infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. If you are infected, you and your partner must be treated. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading trichomoniasis.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Trichomoniasis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)