F50.2: Bulimia nervosa

You have the eating disorder bulimia.

Bulimia involves binge eating. During binges, you are unable to control your eating behavior. Over a short time you then consume too much food, some of which is also high in energy.

After the binges you are very anxious that you will put on weight. So you do things in order not to put on weight. You may vomit, intentionally and repeatedly. You may also avoid food for a while. You might also try to lose weight by using laxatives, for example.

With bulimia you are very preoccupied with the subject of eating and your own body weight. You may have a false perception of your own physique.

Bulimia can cause various physical symptoms. The mucous membrane in the esophagus or mouth can become inflamed. There may be an insufficient amount of certain blood salts in the blood.

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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