2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.3

Priapism

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • N48.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM N48.3 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N48.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 N48.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Painful erection
Code First
Code First Help
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • underlying cause
The following code(s) above N48.3 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 N48.3:
  • N00-N99
    2021 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
Clinical Information
  • A prolonged painful erection that may lasts hours and is not associated with sexual activity. It is seen in patients with sickle cell anemia, advanced malignancy, spinal trauma; and certain drug treatments.
  • Persistent and usually painful erection that lasts for at least four hours, in the absence of physical or psychological stimulation. It may be caused by hematologic disorders including sickle cell disease and leukemia, spinal cord injuries, and medications.
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N48.3
N47.6 Balanoposthitis
N47.7 Other inflammatory diseases of prepuce
N47.8 Other disorders of prepuce
N48 Other disorders of penis
N48.0 Leukoplakia of penis
N48.1 Balanitis
N48.2 Other inflammatory disorders of penis
N48.21 Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
N48.22 Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis
N48.29 Other inflammatory disorders of penis
N48.3 Priapism
N48.30 …… unspecified
N48.31 …… due to trauma
N48.32 …… due to disease classified elsewhere
N48.33 …… drug-induced
N48.39 Other priapism
N48.5 Ulcer of penis
N48.6 Induration penis plastica
N48.8 Other specified disorders of penis
N48.81 Thrombosis of superficial vein of penis
N48.82 Acquired torsion of penis

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