G43.1: Migraine with aura [classical 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.

You have a migraine with aura. An aura comes with particular symptoms. These symptoms may presage the migraine. However, the symptoms may occur at the same time as the migraine headaches. Someone may also have an aura without then having a migraine. An aura only occurs briefly, and then fades away again. The aura can come with a great variety of symptoms. One’s eyesight may get worse, or one might see flashes of light. There may also be a feeling of numbness, or an unpleasant tingling on the skin. It may become impossible to move certain parts of the body for a while. Speaking may be impossible for a short time. One’s hearing may also get worse or one may feel very dizzy.

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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