Acute and chronic prostatitis according to ICD

Inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis ICD highlights in its list under several numbers. It all depends on the form of pathology and the nature of its origin.

What is ICD

There is a regulatory document used in the medical community that is periodically reviewed by the World Health Organization. It includes a list of all diseases and pathologies that occur in humans. It is called the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Its main goal is to provide assistance in studying the patient's condition and to create optimal conditions for this by systematically registering the available data. Information is collected from all over the world and encoded under certain designations. At any time, it can be supplemented and retrieved for further study.

Important! The ICD table contains classes and groups marked with codes. One heading may contain several forms and manifestations of the same ailment. The entry is organized in alphabetical order for convenience.

Man with prostatitis at the urologist's appointment

Diseases of the prostate gland according to ICD-10

The list of diseases includes:

  • acute prostatitis ICD 10 41. 0;
  • chronic prostatitis ICD 10 41. 1;
  • abscess of the prostate - 41. 2;
  • prostatocystitis - 41. 3;
  • other inflammatory conditions of the prostate - 41. 8;
  • unspecified inflammatory disease of the gland - 41. 9.

An ordinary person does not need to know the ICD encoding. Only a doctor can decipher and encrypt the diagnosis.

Prostatitis according to ICD-10

Prostatitis code according to ICD 10 - 41. If benign hyperplasia develops in the organ, then the disease is designated under a different number. Adenoma of the prostate gland code according to ICD 10 in adults is registered with numbers from 40 to 51. These headings include various fibromas and fibroids.

It belongs to the most common urological diseases affecting men of any age. In general, the inflammatory process in the glandular tissues is most often observed in a chronic form without visible acute signs at the beginning.

Experts classify the ailment by the nature of the course:

  • acute, occurring in 50% of patients not older than 30-35 years. Mostly associated with bacterial infections;
  • chronic. It does not manifest itself for a long time and can develop against the background of an infectious process.

Due to the occurrence, it happens:

  • bacterial that occurs within the organ;
  • not bacterial, in which pathological changes occur in a predominantly chronic form;
  • viral, in which the entire genital area suffers.

By the nature of structural changes, they are distinguished:

  • fibrous form. The growth of glandular tissues occurs rather quickly and needs radical treatment. Clinically similar to prostate adenoma ICD of which 40. 0;
  • calculating. It occurs when calculi are formed in the tissues of the glandular organ. It is regarded as a harbinger of cancer;
  • stagnant form. Occurs with physical inactivity, prolonged abstinence from sex.

Causes and symptoms

The pathology of the gland, both chronic and acute, is directly related to the conduct of an improper lifestyle, addiction to smoking and alcohol, and poor physical activity.

The main reasons why the disease develops even in young men are:

  • infections transmitted during sexual contact: gonococci, Escherichia coli, chlamydia, etc. Frequent change of sexual partners increases the risk of developing the disease;
  • congestion in the pelvic organs associated with impaired blood circulation;
  • sedentary, sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity;
  • prolonged abstinence from sex, abuse of drugs that prolong sexual intercourse, deliberate delay in ejaculation during intimacy in order to prolong it;
  • decreased immunity;
  • psycho-emotional stress, severe stress;
  • physical overwork;
  • hypothermia;
  • failure in the endocrine system;
  • unbalanced diet;
  • addictions.

The signs of the development of acute and chronic inflammation in the prostate are similar. The doctor will help to recognize the form of the disease after examination and diagnosis.


The acute form is accompanied by severe clinical symptoms, and all tissues of the glandular organ are involved in the pathological process. Therefore, the disease is painful, difficult: with an increase in body temperature, signs of general intoxication.

The patient complains about:

  • heaviness and pain in the groin, pelvic region, lower back;
  • a feeling of squeezing of the rectum;
  • increased urge to urinate, including at night;
  • pain in the urethra after ejaculation and emptying the bladder.

In the chronic form of the ailment in the lower abdomen, some men experience pains of varying intensity, problems with erection and potency. In 95% of cases, the disease is practically asymptomatic.

The prostate gland is normal

ICD codes for acute and chronic prostatitis

Chronic prostatitis ICD 41. 1 code with any adverse factors can exacerbate. Acute inflammation of ICD 41. 0 leads to edema of glandular tissues, which is fraught with acute urinary retention.

Such diseases, in the absence of proper treatment, lead to serious complications:

  • obstruction of the bladder;
  • the development of male infertility;
  • narrowing and scarring of the urethral canal;
  • recurrent cystitis;
  • pyelonephritis and other ailments affecting the kidneys;
  • suppuration of the tissues of the gland, requiring immediate medical intervention;
  • sepsis, which most often develops in people with weakened immunity.

Diagnosis of pathology

In some cases, a single rectal examination and familiarization with the patient's complaints are enough to make a diagnosis. However, inflammation is mainly diagnosed using laboratory and instrumental examination methods.

The patient is referred to:

  • blood and urine tests to determine infections and inflammation;
  • analysis of prostatic secretions;
  • ultrasound examination of the prostate, kidneys, bladder;
  • urethrocytoscopy;
  • MRI of the pelvic organs;
  • PSA blood tests;
  • biopsy;
  • x-ray.

One of the most effective diagnostic methods is a rectal digital examination of the prostate. Although in an acute form, the organ is very sensitive, and the procedure can bring severe pain to the patient.

Treatment tactics

Chronic prostatitis, the ICD code of which is listed in the international registry of diseases, requires complex treatment. The patient is advised to correct the diet, change the lifestyle, give up harmful addictions, and start eating right.

Also appointed:

  1. Medication. It helps relieve pain, relieves inflammation, activates the regeneration of damaged cells of the glandular organ. Suppositories are mainly used, as well as antibiotics.
  2. Prostate massage. It is considered the most effective method of getting rid of stagnant processes in the gland. It is carried out independently or with the help of a specialist. The procedure is considered unpleasant, but it must be performed without fail.
  3. Balneotherapy. With the help of mineral waters in sanatoriums, men manage to cope with the chronic form. It is useful to both drink healing water and take baths in it.
  4. Physiotherapy. Thermal physiotherapy gives excellent results. It helps to quickly assimilate drugs, relieve general symptoms, and increase blood circulation in the problem organ.
  5. Diet is an important step in therapy. The convalescent's diet should contain vitamins, fiber, amino acids, and mineral compounds. You will have to refrain from junk food (pickles, marinades, smoked meats, fried, fatty foods). The list of desirable products includes fermented milk drinks, lean meats and fish, nuts, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds.

Surgery is rarely used for chronic inflammation, when other methods of treatment do not give a positive effect or purulent processes have begun.

Acute requires the use of medicines, the use of microclysters, rectal suppositories, analgesics, pain relievers. The patient is shown bed rest and refusal of intimacy. As soon as the acute period passes, prostate massage and physiotherapy are prescribed. It is very important for this type of disease to choose the necessary medications. This is only possible after correct diagnosis. What kind of funds will be prescribed, and in what dosage, the specialist says.


In order not to develop and worsen prostatitis, the ICD code 10 in adults is listed at number 41, you should adhere to the following rules:

  • lead an active and healthy lifestyle. If it is not possible to visit the gym, it is necessary to do morning exercises, warm up during the working day, and walk more. A kind of gym will serve as a staircase, along which a person climbs daily to his apartment;
  • avoid hypothermia of the body: do not sit on a cold surface, dress for the weather, etc. ;
  • with constipation, include food that laxens the intestines in the diet, take mild laxatives. If the disorder becomes persistent, it is advisable to consult a specialist;
  • regulate sex life. Prolonged sexual abstinence is the first step towards the development of gland diseases. If there is no permanent sexual partner, you can temporarily replace him with masturbation, but you should not get involved in this activity;
  • avoid promiscuous sexual intercourse without barrier contraception. Sexually transmitted diseases may not be noticed at first, but they severely damage the tissue of the gland, causing an infectious form of prostatitis;
  • at the slightest suspicion of a sexually transmitted infection, you should consult a venereologist or urologist. It is enough to undergo an examination to find out what is the reason for the appearance of unpleasant symptoms;
  • it is necessary to visit a urologist at least once a year to exclude the likelihood of the onset of the disease.


  1. "The international classification is of no small importance in the treatment of inflammation of the prostate gland of any etiology, since the ICD 10 code allows you to accurately determine the type of disease, formulate a diagnosis and carry out effective therapeutic measures. "
  2. "My father had a prostate adenoma. The ICD code was deciphered by the doctor when he was determined with the diagnosis. The stage is quite neglected, the gland has almost tripled. An operation was scheduled and it was successful. The recovery was delayed, as age (over 60 years) and other chronic diseases made themselves felt. Now he has no complaints about the genitourinary system. "
  3. "Chr. Prostatitis ICD 41. 1 is on my card. I have suffered from this disease for a long time, but it is very rarely aggravated, since I do everything to avoid the appearance of acute symptoms. The doctor said that chronic diseases do not go away, they may not appear for a very long time, if you properly monitor your health. Therefore, I go in for sports - I run in the morning every day, do exercises, do not drink alcohol, do not smoke. "