Diagnosis Code 599.5
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.
- N36.8 - Other specified disorders of urethra (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 599.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Prolapse, prolapsed
- meatus urinarius 599.5
- urethra (acquired) (infected) (mucosa) 599.5
- congenital 753.8
- male 599.5
Information for Patients
The urethra is the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body. In men, it's a long tube that runs through the penis. It also carries semen in men. In women, it's short and is just above the vagina. Urethral problems may happen due to aging, illness, or injury. They include
- Urethral stricture - a narrowing of the opening of the urethra
- Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, sometimes caused by infection
Urethral problems may cause pain or difficulty passing urine. You may also have bleeding or discharge from the urethra.
Doctors diagnose urethral problems using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays and an examination of the urethra with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.
- Chlamydial urethritis - male
- Indwelling catheter care
- Meatal stenosis
- Self catheterization - female
- Self catheterization - male
- Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
- Urethral discharge culture
- Urethral stricture
- Urinary catheters
- Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)