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.
Low testosterone 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 (606.0).This applies to defective biosynthesis of testicular androgen, eunuchoidism: NOS, hypogonadotropic, failure: leydig’s cell adult, seminferous tubule adult, and testicular hypogonadism.
Low Testosterone Definition and Symptoms
Low testosterone is a disorder where the testicles do not produce enough testosterone. This hormone plays a very vital role in masculine growth and fertility. Symptoms of low testosterone are erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, loss of bone mass, decrease in body hair, decrease in muscle mass, and infertility.