Billable Medical Code for Urethral Stricture, Unspecified
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 598.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 598.9.
The Short Description Is: Urethral stricture NOS.
Urethral Stricture is also known as meatal stenosis, stenosis of urniary meatus, and urethral stricture.
Urethral Stricture Definition and Symptoms
Urethral Stricture refers to any form of narrowing of the urethra for any reason. Whether or not the narrowing restricts urine flow is insignificant. Symptoms include difficulty when starting urine flow, painful urination (dysuria), Urinary tract infection, incomplete emptying of the bladder, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, discharge from the urethra, and reduced ejaculation force.