F52.4: Premature ejaculation

You are not able to properly control your ejaculation.

Sex involves different phases that lead to mental and physical changes. First of all there is excitement, at which point the person wants sex. Then, for example, one’s blood pressure rises and breathing gets faster. The external genital organs also swell up in both the man and the woman. When the excitement reaches a certain point, there is an orgasm. After the sexual high, one feels satisfied and the body relaxes. The blood pressure falls, for example, breathing returns to normal, and one may feel tired.

With sex, after a certain amount of time one normally has an orgasm. In the case of the man, an orgasm involves ejaculation. In your case, for example, the ejaculation is happening early so that it is unsatisfactory for the sexual partnership. The ejaculation may also occur, for example, before penetrating the vagina.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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