N81.0: Female urethrocele

Your urethra has changed position.

When you have to pass water, the urine flows from the bladder via the urethra and out. The bladder and urethra are normally located at the bottom of the pelvis in front of the vagina.

Your urethra is lower down in the pelvis than usual. This can happen if the pelvic floor is weak or the ligaments in the pelvis slacken. The pelvic floor consists of a series of muscles and connective tissue. It uses them to hold the organs in the abdomen and pelvis in place. The pelvic floor also helps to keep the urethra and anus closed, for example. The organs are also held in place by specific ligaments.

If the urethra is lower down than normal, you will often have a feeling of pressure in this area. You may also find it hard to hold back urine or you may have to urinate frequently.

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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