What is ICD-10? What is the ICD-10 code for Erectile Dysfunction(ED)?

What is ICD code?

The full form of ICD is the International Classification of Diseases. WHO created International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list of codes to help develop a universal code for doctors and insurance companies worldwide.

It contains codes for diseases and causes of injuries and deaths. The universal codes help doctors, and insurance companies keep a record of patients.

What is the latest version of ICD?

The latest version of ICD is the ICS-11 which WHO released a preview in 2019 with 55,000 codes for causes of death, diseases, and injuries. The new revision was designed to simplify the coding structure, so healthcare providers can more easily record medical conditions. This edition is also the first to be completely electronic, so it can integrate with electronic data sources and is free to download online for personal use.

The ICD-11 will come into effect on 1 January 2022. The new revision will also include new chapters on sexual health and traditional medicine.

ICD-10 code for Erectile Dysfunction

N52.9 is the code for Erectile Dysfunction in 1CD-10. The ICD-10-CM code N52.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arteriopathy impotence, cannot get an erection, cannot sustain an erection, complaining of erectile dysfunction, delayed erection, endocrine impotence, etc

The code N52 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

In N52 there are different codes specifying different Erectile Dysfunctions based on their causes

N52.0Vasculogenic erectile dysfunction
N52.01Erectile dysfunction due to arterial insufficiency
N52.02Corporo-venous occlusive erectile dysfunction
N52.03Combined arterial insufficiency and corporo-venous occlusive erectile dysfunction
N52.1 Erectile dysfunction due to diseases classified elsewhere
N52.2Drug-induced erectile dysfunction
N52.3 Postprocedural erectile dysfunction
N52.31 Erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy
N52.32Erectile dysfunction following radical cystectomy
N52.33Erectile dysfunction following urethral surgery
N52.34 Erectile dysfunction following simple prostatectomy
N52.35 Erectile dysfunction following radiation therapy
N52.37Erectile dysfunction following prostate ablative therapy
N52.8  Other male erectile dysfunction
N52.9  Male erectile dysfunction, unspecified

Approximate Synonyms

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction, organic
  • Erectile dysfunction, vasculopathic
  • Impotence
  • The impotence of organic origin
  • Male erectile disorder
  • Vasculopathic erectile dysfunction

Clinical Information

  • A disorder characterized by the persistent or recurrent inability to achieve or to maintain an erection during sexual activity.
  • An inability to have an erection of the penis adequate for sexual intercourse.
  • Erectile dysfunction (ed) is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection. Ed becomes more common as you get older. But male sexual dysfunction is not a natural part of aging. Some people have trouble speaking with their doctors about sex. But if you have ed, you should tell your doctor. Ed can be a sign of health problems. It may mean your blood vessels are clogged. It may mean you have nerve damage from diabetes. If you don’t see your doctor, these problems will go untreated. Your doctor can offer several new treatments for ed. For many men, the answer is as simple as taking a pill. Getting more exercise, losing weight, or stopping smoking may also help.
  • Inability to perform sexual intercourse.
  • The inability in the male to have a penile erection due to psychological or organ dysfunction.

ICD-11 code and description for Erectile Dysfunction

HA01.1 is the code for erectile dysfunction in ICD-11

Male erectile dysfunction is characterized by the inability or marked reduction in the ability in men to attain or sustain a penile erection of sufficient duration or rigidity to allow for sexual activity. The pattern of erectile difficulty occurs despite the desire for sexual activity and adequate sexual stimulation, has occurred episodically or persistently over a period of at least several months, and is associated with clinically significant distress.

CODECausing Condition
1HA40Aetiological considerations in sexual dysfunctions and sexual pain disorders
2HA40.1Associated with psychological or behavioral factors, including mental disorders
3HA40.2Associated with the use of psychoactive substance or medication
4HA40.3Associated with lack of knowledge or experience
5HA40.4Associated with relationship factors
Associated with cultural factors
Other specified aetiological considerations in sexual dysfunctions and sexual pain disorders

Risk factors for Erectile dysfunction mentioned in ICD-11

There are many risk factors for Erectile dysfunction and those include 

  • Heart disease  ICD-10: I25.10
  • Atherosclerosis ICD-10: I70.90
  • High cholesterol ICD-10: E78.5
  • High blood pressure ICD-10: R03.0
  • Diabetes ICD-10: E11.9
  • Obesity ICD-10: E66
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