2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N36.9

Urethral disorder, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • N36.9 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 N36.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N36.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 N36.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above N36.9 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 N36.9:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disease of urethra
  • Disorder of urethra
  • Mass of urethra
  • Urethral mass
Clinical Information
  • Condition in which there is a deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of the urethra, the membranous canal that conveys urine from the bladder to the exterior of the body.
  • Pathological processes involving the urethra.
  • The urethra is the tube that allows urine to pass outside the body. In men, the urethra is a long tube that runs through the penis. In women, the urethra is short. 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
    symptoms of urethral problems may include pain, difficulty passing urine, bleeding, or discharge.doctors diagnose urethral problems using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays and examination of the urethra with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.
ICD-10-CM N36.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 698 Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses with mcc
  • 699 Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses with cc
  • 700 Other kidney and urinary tract diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert N36.9 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 N36.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N36.9
N36.0 Urethral fistula
N36.1 Urethral diverticulum
N36.2 Urethral caruncle
N36.4 Urethral functional and muscular disorders
N36.41 Hypermobility of urethra
N36.42 Intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD)
N36.43 Combined hypermobility of urethra and intrinsic sphincter deficiency
N36.44 Muscular disorders of urethra
N36.5 Urethral false passage
N36.8 Other specified disorders of urethra
N36.9 Urethral disorder, unspecified
N37 Urethral disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
N39 Other disorders of urinary system
N39.0 Urinary tract infection, site not specified
N39.3 Stress incontinence (female) (male)
N39.4 Other specified urinary incontinence
N39.41 Urge incontinence
N39.42 Incontinence without sensory awareness
N39.43 Post-void dribbling
N39.44 Nocturnal enuresis
N39.45 Continuous leakage

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