2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N34.0

Urethral abscess

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • N34.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM N34.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N34.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 N34.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Abscess (of) Cowper's gland
  • Abscess (of) Littré's gland
  • Abscess (of) urethral (gland)
  • Periurethral abscess
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as N34.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • urethral caruncle (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N36.2

    Urethral caruncle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    N36.2
    )
The following code(s) above N34.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to N34.0:
  • N00-N99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range N00-N99

    Diseases of the genitourinary system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the genitourinary system
  • N30-N39
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range N30-N39

    Other diseases of the urinary system

    Type 1 Excludes
    • urinary infection (complicating):
    • abortion or ectopic or molar pregnancy (O00-O07, O08.8)
    • pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O23.-, O75.3, O86.2-)
    Other diseases of the urinary system
  • N34
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N34

    Urethritis and urethral syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • Reiter's disease (M02.3-)
    • urethritis in diseases with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
    • urethrotrigonitis (N30.3-)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent.
    Urethritis and urethral syndrome
Approximate Synonyms
  • Urethral cellulitis
ICD-10-CM N34.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 689 Kidney and urinary tract infections with mcc
  • 690 Kidney and urinary tract infections without mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert N34.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N34.0:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • perineum, perineal (superficial) L02.215
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.215

      Cutaneous abscess of perineum

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • urethra N34.0
    • periurethral N34.0
    • bulbourethral gland N34.0
    • Cowper's gland N34.0
    • lacunar N34.0
    • Littre's gland N34.0
    • Skene's duct or gland N34.0
    • suburethral N34.0
    • urethral N34.0 (gland)
    • urinary N34.0
  • Carbuncle L02.93
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.93

    Carbuncle, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • urethra N34.0
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) L03.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.90

    Cellulitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • periurethral N34.0
  • Pyocele

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N34.0
N32.0 Bladder-neck obstruction
N32.1 Vesicointestinal fistula
N32.2 Vesical fistula, not elsewhere classified
N32.3 Diverticulum of bladder
N32.8 Other specified disorders of bladder
N32.81 Overactive bladder
N32.89 Other specified disorders of bladder
N32.9 Bladder disorder, unspecified
N33 Bladder disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
N34 Urethritis and urethral syndrome
N34.0 Urethral abscess
N34.1 Nonspecific urethritis
N34.2 Other urethritis
N34.3 Urethral syndrome, unspecified
N35 Urethral stricture
N35.0 Post-traumatic urethral stricture
N35.01 Post-traumatic urethral stricture, male
N35.010 …… meatal
N35.011 Post-traumatic bulbous urethral stricture
N35.012 Post-traumatic membranous urethral stricture
N35.013 Post-traumatic anterior urethral stricture

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.