G43.0: Migraine without aura [common migraine]

You get migraines.

Each attack of migraine comes with severe headaches. The headaches usually only affect one side, but they may affect both sides. The headaches usually involve throbbing. The headaches get worse as a result of moving. The person often has no appetite, feels nauseous, and needs to vomit. The person often finds it difficult to tolerate loud noises and bright light. They may also be unable to tolerate certain smells. Children may not suffer the headaches.

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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