F10.3: Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol Withdrawal state

You have alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Before an alcohol withdrawal the person has usually consumed too much alcohol over a long period of time. When someone goes through withdrawal, they have various physical symptoms, because they are consuming less or no alcohol. They may sweat or have shaky hands, for example. Their heart may be racing and you may have a headache. They may also have a seizure.

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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