2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N35.9

Urethral stricture, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 - Converted to Parent Code 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • N35.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM N35.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N35.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 N35.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above N35.9 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 N35.9:
  • 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
  • N35
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N35

    Urethral stricture

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital urethral stricture (Q64.3-)
    • postprocedural urethral stricture (N99.1-)
    Urethral stricture
Approximate Synonyms
  • Meatal stenosis
  • Stenosis of urinary meatus
  • Urethral stricture
Clinical Information
  • Narrowing of any part of the urethra. It is characterized by decreased urinary stream and often other obstructive voiding symptoms.
  • Narrowing of the lumen of the urethra.
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): Deleted code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): New code
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N35.9
N35.12 …… female
N35.8 Other urethral stricture
N35.81 Other urethral stricture, male
N35.811 …… meatal
N35.812 Other urethral bulbous stricture, male
N35.813 Other membranous urethral stricture, male
N35.814 Other anterior urethral stricture, male
N35.816 …… overlapping sites
N35.819 …… unspecified site
N35.82 …… female
N35.9 Urethral stricture, unspecified
N35.91 Urethral stricture, unspecified, male
N35.911 Unspecified urethral stricture, male, meatal
N35.912 Unspecified bulbous urethral stricture, male
N35.913 Unspecified membranous urethral stricture, male
N35.914 Unspecified anterior urethral stricture, male
N35.916 Unspecified urethral stricture, male, overlapping sites
N35.919 Unspecified urethral stricture, male, unspecified site
N35.92 Unspecified urethral stricture, female
N36 Other disorders of urethra
N36.0 Urethral fistula

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