R86.6: Abnormal findings in specimens from male genital organs Abnormal findings on cytological examination

Fluid from your male genitals was examined. Altered cells have been detected in your sample.

The male genitals include the penis and the testicles. The genitals also include the epididymis, the vas deferens and the prostate, for example. The prostate forms part of the male genital organs. The prostate sits below the bladder and encircles the urethra. The prostate is also known as the prostate gland. Some of the seminal fluid is formed in the prostate.

Your sample may be fluid from the prostate or sperm, for example. The sample normally only contains a certain amount of different substances. These substances include certain cells or proteins, for example.

Altered cells have been detected in your sample. You usually look closely at the cells under a microscope. The cells are usually stained beforehand so that any changes can be detected more easily. Altered cells have a different shape or size, for example. The amount of altered cells is also significant.

If the amount of substances in the sample has changed, this can sometimes be an indication of disease. The results can also depend on when the sample is taken or how the sample is stored until it is examined, for example.

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

Note

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.

Source

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