Billable Medical Code for Other Testicular Hypofunction
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 257.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 257.2.
The Short Description Is: Testicular hypofunc NEC.
Hypogonadism is also known as acquired testicular failure, deficiency of testosterone biosynthesis, eunuchism, eunuchoid gigantism, hypogonadism with prune belly syndrome,
hypogonadism male, hypotestosteronism, induced male hypogonadism syndrome, leydig cell failure in adult, male hypogonadism, primary testicular failure,
seminiferous tubule failure in adult, testicular failure, testicular hypofunction, and testicular hypofunction due to defect in adrenocortical hormone synthesis. This excludes azoospermia (606.6). This applies to defective biosynthesis of testicular androgen, eunuchoidisn: NOS, hypogonadotropic, failure: leydig’s cell adult, seminiferous tubule adult, and testicular hypogonadism.
Hypogonadism Definition and Symptoms
Hypogonadism is when the body’s sexual glands produce little to no hormones. In men the glands are in the testes and in women they are in the ovaries. Symptoms include impaired body hair growth, excess growth of the arms and legs, development of breasts, erectile dysfunction, infertility, decrease in muscle mass, loss of bone mass, as well as mental and emotional changes.