2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.3

Stress incontinence (female) (male)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • N39.3 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 N39.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N39.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 N39.3 may differ.
Code Also
Code Also Help
A code also note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition but the sequencing of the two codes is discretionary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
  • any associated overactive bladder (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N32.81

    Overactive bladder

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Detrusor muscle hyperactivity
    Type 1 Excludes
    • frequent urination due to specified bladder condition- code to condition
    N32.81
    )
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 N39.3. 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.
  • mixed incontinence (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.46

    Mixed incontinence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Urge and stress incontinence
    N39.46
    )
The following code(s) above N39.3 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 N39.3:
  • 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
  • N39
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39

    Other disorders of urinary system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • hematuria NOS (R31.-)
    • recurrent or persistent hematuria (N02.-)
    • recurrent or persistent hematuria with specified morphological lesion (N02.-)
    • proteinuria NOS (R80.-)
    Other disorders of urinary system
Approximate Synonyms
  • Female stress incontinence
  • Female urinary stress incontinence
  • Female urinary stress incontinence (leakage of urine)
  • Male urinary stress incontinence
  • Urinary stress incontinence, male
Clinical Information
  • Involuntary discharge of urine as a result of physical activities that increase abdominal pressure on the urinary bladder without detrusor contraction or overdistended bladder. The subtypes are classified by the degree of leakage, descent and opening of the bladder neck and urethra without bladder contraction, and sphincter deficiency.
  • Loss of less than 50 ml of urine occurring with increased abdominal pressure
  • Loss of urine occurring with increased abdominal pressure
  • Loss of urine occurring with increased abdominal pressure.
ICD-10-CM N39.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 695 Kidney and urinary tract signs and symptoms with mcc
  • 696 Kidney and urinary tract signs and symptoms without mcc
  • 742 Uterine and adnexa procedures for non-malignancy with cc/mcc
  • 743 Uterine and adnexa procedures for non-malignancy without cc/mcc
  • 760 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders with cc/mcc
  • 761 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders without cc/mcc

Convert N39.3 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
Code annotations containing back-references to N39.3:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R32
    , R39.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R32

    Unspecified urinary incontinence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Enuresis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • functional urinary incontinence (R39.81)
    • nonorganic enuresis (F98.0)
    • stress incontinence and other specified urinary incontinence (N39.3-N39.4-)
    • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment (R39.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R39.81

    Functional urinary incontinence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Urinary incontinence due to cognitive impairment, or severe physical disability or immobility
    Type 1 Excludes
    • stress incontinence and other specified urinary incontinence (N39.3-N39.4-)
    • urinary incontinence NOS (R32)
  • Use Additional: N31
    , N36.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N31

    Neuromuscular dysfunction of bladder, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cord bladder NOS (G95.89)
    • neurogenic bladder due to cauda equina syndrome (G83.4)
    • neuromuscular dysfunction due to spinal cord lesion (G95.89)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any associated urinary incontinence (N39.3-N39.4-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N36.4

    Urethral functional and muscular disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify associated urinary stress incontinence (N39.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N39.3:
  • Incontinence R32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R32

    Unspecified urinary incontinence

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Enuresis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • functional urinary incontinence (R39.81)
    • nonorganic enuresis (F98.0)
    • stress incontinence and other specified urinary incontinence (N39.3-N39.4-)
    • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment (R39.81)
    • stress (female) (male) N39.3
    • urine (urinary) R32
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R32

      Unspecified urinary incontinence

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Enuresis NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • functional urinary incontinence (R39.81)
      • nonorganic enuresis (F98.0)
      • stress incontinence and other specified urinary incontinence (N39.3-N39.4-)
      • urinary incontinence associated with cognitive impairment (R39.81)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N39.3
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
N39.46 Mixed incontinence
N39.49 Other specified urinary incontinence
N39.490 Overflow incontinence
N39.491 Coital incontinence

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