2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.3: Stress incontinence (female) (male) (2024)

  1. ICD-10-CM Codes
  2. N00-N99
  3. N30-N39
  4. N39-
  5. 2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.3

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.3: Stress incontinence (female) (male) (1)

Stress incontinence (female) (male)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 Billable/Specific Code
  • N39.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursem*nt purposes.
  • The 2024 edition of ICD-10-CM N39.3 became effective on October 1, 2023.
  • 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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

    2024 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

    2024 ICD-10-CM Range N30-N39

    Other diseases of the urinary system

    Type 2 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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 v41.0):

  • 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change
  • 2024 (effective 10/1/2023): 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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 2021 2022 2023 2024 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

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

Reimbursem*nt claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.3: Stress incontinence (female) (male) (2024)

FAQs

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39.3: Stress incontinence (female) (male)? ›

Stress incontinence (female) (male)

What is the ICD-10 code for stress incontinence female male? ›

ICD-10 code N39. 3 for Stress incontinence (female) (male) is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the genitourinary system .

What is the best treatment for stress incontinence? ›

If stress incontinence does not significantly improve with lifestyle changes or exercises, surgery will usually be recommended as the next step. However, if you're unsuitable for surgery or want to avoid an operation, you may benefit from an antidepressant medicine called duloxetine.

Is stress incontinence a disability? ›

Is urinary incontinence linked with a disability? The findings revealed that mixed urinary incontinence, which combines stress and urge incontinence, was strongly correlated with disability. Daily incontinence and larger amounts of urine leakage were also associated with higher disability levels.

Should I be worried about stress incontinence? ›

It's estimated half of women over age 65 have stress urinary incontinence. But urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging. It's a sign of a problem that can get better with appropriate treatment.

What is the diagnosis code for N39 3? ›

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39. 3: Stress incontinence (female) (male)

What is the ICD-9 code for female stress incontinence? ›

625.6 Fem stress incontinence - ICD-9-CM Vol. 1 Diagnostic Codes.

Can stress incontinence go away? ›

Symptoms most often get better with nonsurgical treatments. However, they will not cure stress incontinence. Surgery can cure most people of stress incontinence.

What makes incontinence worse? ›

Caffeine irritates the bladder and can make incontinence worse. Coffee has the biggest effect, so stop drinking it or switch to decaffeinated coffee. Fizzy drinks, tea, green tea, energy drinks and hot chocolate also contain caffeine, so cut down on these too and replace them with water and herbal or fruit teas.

What is the first line treatment for stress incontinence? ›

Treatments might include: Pelvic floor muscle exercises. A member of your healthcare team or a physical therapist can help you learn how to do Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and urinary sphincter. For Kegel exercises to work, you must do them regularly.

How does stress incontinence start? ›

Stress incontinence happens when certain muscles and other tissues linked to urinating weaken. These include the muscles that support the urethra, called the pelvic floor muscles, and the muscles that control the release of urine, called the urinary sphincter. The bladder expands as it fills with urine.

Can you get disability for incontinence? ›

Loss of bladder control is a serious disorder that may impact your ability to work. If you have bladder control problems, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits.

What does stress incontinence look like? ›

If you have stress incontinence, you may notice that you accidentally leak urine when you move or perform certain activities. The urine leakage may be an occasional drop or dribble if the condition is mild. In severe cases, you may leak a stream of urine. Stress incontinence is different from overactive bladder (OAB).

What happens if stress incontinence is left untreated? ›

It's important to talk to your health care provider to assess the underlying cause and start treatment early. What happens if urinary incontinence is left untreated? If left untreated, urinary incontinence can lead to frequent accidents, which can cause skin rashes, recurrent UTIs, and other issues.

What is the newest treatment for incontinence? ›

The eCoin system, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2022 for the treatment of urgency urinary incontinence, is based on tibial nerve stimulation. The tibial nerve is involved in movement and feeling in the legs and feet, and it also influences the nerves that control the bladder.

What mental illness causes incontinence? ›

“A person suffering with pathological anxiety may develop obsessive habits that lead to more frequent voiding, a heightened awareness of bladder fullness and a type of incontinence associated with this, called urge incontinence.

What is the ICD-10 code for N39 41? ›

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N39. 41: Urge incontinence.

What is the diagnosis of stress incontinence? ›

Urodynamics is a test that measures pressure in your bladder during filling and emptying. This test can check for stress incontinence and the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. Some healthcare professionals use these results to choose a surgical approach.

What is diagnosis code R35 0? ›

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R35. 0: Frequency of micturition.

What is the ICD-10 code for R32? ›

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R32: Unspecified urinary incontinence.

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