N48.5: Ulcer of penis

You have a wound (ulcer) on your penis.

A penile ulcer may be caused by pathogens, for example. A penile ulcer may also be caused by prolonged pressure on the penis. This pressure may be due to a tube inserted into the bladder, for example. There are also other things that can cause a penile ulcer. A penile ulcer may be painful.

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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