N34.2: Other urethritis

Your urethra has become inflamed.

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

The urethra can become inflamed due to a foreign body, for example. This might be a kidney stone or a tube in the urethra.

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. An open sore can also sometimes appear at the opening of the urethra.

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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