New codes have been created to uniquely describe right testicular pain (N50.811), left testicular pain (N50.812), testicular pain, unspecified (N50.819), scrotal pain (N50.82), and other specified disorders of the male genital organs (N50.89). Prior to this change, ICD-10-CM only provided code N50.8, Other specified disorders of male genital organs, to capture the wide spectrum of testicular and scrotal pain symptoms. Therefore, code N50.8 was further expanded to allow better tracking and studying of these patients.
Testicular or scrotal pain may sometimes be due to an inflammatory process, such as epididymitis, torsion or tumor, in which case, the code for the definitive diagnosis would be assigned. For example, if epididymitis is the definitive diagnosis, testicular/scrotal pain would not be reported. Urologists frequently evaluate men for testicular or scrotal pain before a definitive diagnosis has been established.