N34.0: Urethral abscess

Your urethra has become inflamed.

When you have to pass water, the urine flows from the bladder via the urethra and out.

A pus-filled cavity has formed in your urethra due to an inflammation. However small glands on the urethra may also be inflamed. These glands are part of the genital organs and emit fluid into the urethra. An inflammation is often caused by pathogens.

People with an inflamed urethra often experience pain or a burning sensation when urinating. They often feel a constant urge to urinate. The urethral discharge may be mucoid (glassy) or purulent.

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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