R17.0: Hyperbilirubinaemia with mention of jaundice, not elsewhere classified

You have too much bilirubin in your blood. This makes your eyes or even your skin look yellow.

Red blood cells carry oxygen in the blood. When red blood cells are broken down, a certain substance is created. This substance is called bilirubin and is yellow in color. In the liver, bilirubin enters the bile from the blood. Some of the bile is then excreted with the stool.

Bilirubin can build up in the blood for various reasons. This can happen with liver disease or when too many red blood cells are broken down at once.

You have so much bilirubin in the blood that your eyes look yellow. Often your skin can also look yellow.

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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