G25.80: Periodic limb movement disorder
Your legs are moving involuntarily in your sleep.
You keep moving your legs while you are sleeping. You do not notice you are doing it. Your legs may move so much that you wake up for a short time. This is usually forgotten later on. When someone unconsciously wakes up during the night because their legs are moving, they can be unexpectedly tired during the day. As a result, they may feel less capable. It is also possible that it will not cause any symptoms.
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
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